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Italian Embassy for South Africa

Italian Embassy in South Africa

Address: 796 George Avenue, Arcadia 0083
City: Pretoria (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours)
Tel.: 012 423 0000
Fax: 012 430 5547
Working/Consular hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30 – 12.00, Wednesday 14.00 – 16.00

Italian General Consulate in Johannesburg

Address: 37, 1st Avenue (corner 2nd Street), Houghton Estate  2196
City: Johannesburg (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours)
Tel.: +27 11 728-1392/3
Fax: +27 11 728-3834 

Consular services are furnished on an equal, impartial, efficient and transparent basis. Consulates ensure all co-nationals protection against the violation of their fundamental rights and the limitation or privation of their personal freedom. They also ensure emergency assistance; help in locating family members, inheritance procedures initiated abroad and for the repatriation of mortal remains. The main services include:

  • Registry
  • Assistance
  • Citizenship
  • Military service
  • Notary services
  • Electoral services
  • Passports
  • Pensions
  • Civil status
  • Study
  • Adoption, etc.

The Registry Office is authorised for the Registry of Citizens Residing Abroad (AIRE). Law no. 470/1988 states that all Italian citizens who intend to live abroad must register at an authorised Consulate within 90 days of arriving in their country of residence. Even those who emigrated before this law went into effect must register. AIRE registration is necessary in order to obtain any and all documents and certificates issued by the Consulate as well as requests for passport renewal or issuance. Registration with the Consulate significantly reduces the time required for all procedures. Italian citizens should be registered at the Registry of an Italian municipality. Registration permits the exercise of all the rights and duties of a citizen depending on each individual situation.

The Italian citizen is obliged to inform his/her municipality, as well as the Consulate, of all registry data changes (marital status, citizenship, address, family composition, and residency). Italian citizens can be residents either in Italy or abroad: in the former case they will be registered in the Resident Population Registry (A.P.R.) of their Italian municipality and will refer directly to that municipality for all registry-related procedures; in the second case their names will appear in the AIRE lists of their Italian municipality of origin, or where they most recently resided before expatriating: these citizens must refer to the Italian Consulate of their place of residence abroad for all registry-related procedures. The Consulate will act as go-between for citizens residing abroad and the Italian municipality in which those citizens are registered.

An Italian citizen abroad can request the issuance/extension of a passport at a consular jurisdiction in which he/she is not a resident, but in that case it is necessary to wait for the "NULLA OSTA" (clearance) of the Office (Italian Consulate or Police Commissary) authorised for the area in which he/she resides. An ordinary passport can be renewed even before its expiration date and within and not more 6 months following that date.

An Italian citizen in an emergency situation - e.g. a tourist in transit who must leave unexpectedly or who loses or is robbed of his/her passport - and has no time to apply for NULLA OSTA (clearance) for the issuance of a new passport from the Police Commissary or Consulate that issued the lost document, the Consulate General issues a document called a "Travel Document", which is valid only for re-entry in Italy. In order to obtain this it is necessary to go in person to the Consulate with the following documentation:

  • claim of theft or loss of passport filed at the local police authority
  • two photos (identical, full-face and in colour)
  • original airline ticket with confirmed departure date

Social assistance is offered to Italian citizens who become indigent and are, therefore, eligible to receive economic or other aid in order to overcome momentary difficulty:

  • Health and economic assistance
  • Repatriation and repatriation for health reasons
  • Consular protection

NOTE: In compliance with the provisions of the EU Code on Visas and the EU Code on the Entry and Stay of Aliens and the Right of Asylum, starting from 6th June 2013 the Consular Section of the Embassy of Italy in Pretoria, the Consulate General of Italy in Johannesburg and the Consulate of Italy in Cape Town will implement biometric system VIS for all visas. Applying for a visa will necessarily entail the physical presence of the applicant, for the collection of biometric data (fingerprinting and digitized photograph). All the required procedures will be implemented by Capago South Africa Ltd, the authorized agency with branches in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

The Embassy observes a number of Italian and South African Public holidays:

  • New Year's Day - 1 January
  • Human Rights Day - 21 March
  • Easter Monday - March/April
  • Liberation of Italy - 25 April
  • Freedom Day - 27 April
  • Worker's Day - 1 May
  • Italian National Day - 2 June
  • Heritage Day - 24 September
  • Reconciliation Day - 16 December
  • Christmas - 25 December
  • Boxing Day - 26 December

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