Department of Home Affairs

UPDATE

15 WHITEHALL, HOME AFFAIRS

 Based on the announcement by UK government on efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus,  15 Whitehall Office will be closed until further notice. Appointments will NOT be scheduled during lockdown. In the case of applications for Emergency Travel Certificates (ETC), kindly email: aphanee@dirco.gov.za and SethosaR@dirco.gov.za  ; with a heading Emergency Travel to South Africa.  Please attach proof of emergency  (copy of death certificate or stamped Notice of death form or burial order or letter from hospital)

Please do not post applications/documents/passports to the High Commission until government restrictions have been lifted.

For information on the operating hours of the Department of Home Affairs that provides Civic and Immigration Services, kindly click here.

What we do

The office is responsible for Civic and Immigration services. Due to Covid 19 services are currently rendered strictly by appointment.

Collection of passport is Mondays to Fridays from 14h00 to 15h00 (No appointment is required for collection)

The office is located at/the physical address is:

South African High Commission
15 Whitehall
London SW1A 2DD

Immigration Services: london.visa@dirco.gov.za

Civic Services: london.civic@dirco.gov.za

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SERVICES AT 15 WHITEHALL (HOME AFFAIRS): UPDATED 1/12/2020

 Services at 15 Whitehall (Home affairs) are now rendered strictly by appointment.

In order to minimize the number of people visiting our office, and to keep everyone safe, we encourage postal applications where possible, especially for child passport applications.

Please follow the steps below:

 Step No 1:

Download guidelines and application forms using the link below.

https://southafricahouse.uk/home-affairs/civic-services/

Step No 2:

Complete all forms received and prepare your supporting documents per guidelines.

Step No 3:

Send your request for an appointment at: Civic.appointments@dirco.gov.za, . The request must include:

Full names and ID number of the applicant as well as the type of Service required.

POSTAL APPLICATIONS

Step No 1:

Download guidelines and application forms using the link below.

https://southafricahouse.uk/home-affairs/civic-services/

Request additional application forms (forms with unique bar code) by sending an A4 Self -addressed pre- paid (1st class Large stamp) envelope (per applicant) with a note stating the forms required and the age of the applicant.

NB: Royal Mail: If the postage stamp on the envelope is insufficient or the envelope is the wrong size, the forms will NOT be mailed to you.

Step No 2:

Fully complete all forms received and prepare your supporting documents per guidelines received.

Post your application forms and requirements to:

South African High Commission

15 Whitehall

London

SW1A 2DD

Website: www.southafricahouse.uk

For urgent enquiries on Civic and Immigration issues only, send an email to:

Immigration Services:

VFS Global will be closed from end of business 4th November 2020 until further notice.

Office closure during the festive season:

The High Commission will be closed from 24-31 December 2020. Normal operations resume on 04 January 2021.

For information on the operating hours of the Department of Home Affairs that provides Civic and Immigration Services, kindly click here.

EXAMPLES OF COMPLETED FORMS

EXAMPLES OF COMPLETED FORMS