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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC : NEW VISA/PERMIT REGULATION.

With IMMEDIATE effect the following public hours 08:30 to 15:30 have been divided as follows:

1.       Deposit of Visa Applications : 0830 to 12:30

2.       Collection of Passports : 12:30 to 13:30

PLEASE NOTE : ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE MADE IN PERSON AT THE EMBASSY. APPLICATIONS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED BY MAIL/COURIER/TRAVEL AGENT.  APPLICATION FORMS ARE NO LONGER PUBLISHED ON THE INTERNET AND CAN BE COMPLETED IN PERSON AT THE EMBASSY. PLEASE ALLOW FOR SUFFICIENT TIME TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION.

Note to Travel Agents / Companies : An original booklet form can be collected at the Embassy and you may make your own copies.  However, PLEASE NOTE that no application will be accepted which does not conform to the booklet specification.  Pages may NOT be completed and stapled on the left hand corner.  The application must be in booklet format.

Passports can be collected by a third party.

PAYMENT : The Embassy will NOT accept internet transfers.  Applicants must visit the nearest Nordea Branch and deposit the application fee into the Embassy Bank Account and bring the Bank receipt with them to attach to their application.

APPOINTMENTS :All applicants are kindly requested to make an appointment to lodge a visa application. Appointments are available at 15min intervals commencing at 08:30 with the final appointment at 12:15. 

Applicants who apply without an appointment will be required to allow those who have made applications to do so.  Walk in applicants will be served when there are no appointments on a first come first serve basis.

Visa processing time is 5 to 10 working days.

Your understanding is appreciated.

Please note that the after hours telephone number of the Embassy of South Africa in Helsinki has changed to 0400 605 890.

NOTE: No telephonic enquiries related to visas and permits will be answered on this number, your enquiry will not be entertained. Please call the Embassy on the normal land line during public working hours – Monday to Friday 08:30 to 15:30.

Only official calls from Finnish autorities, other South African Diplomatic Missions, DIRCO Head Office and South African citizens in distress will be accepted. 

Distress in these cases refers to citizens who need to travel to South Africa immediately due to a death in the family. South Africans arrested may call during the week during normal working hours.

All Finnish nationals must apply in person at the Embassy.

Your understanding is appreciated.


PCS MolotoThe South African Embassy in Helsinki is  located at Pohjoinen Makasiinikatu 4, Third Floor.

Public Hours 08:30 to 15:30.

For the time being, please use this address to contact us via E-mail: Helsinkiuser@dirco.gov.za

PCS Moloto His Excellency, PCS Moloto
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