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Swiss Embassy for South Africa

Swiss Embassy in South Africa

Address: 225 Veale Street, Parc Nouveau, New Muckleneuk 0181
City: Pretoria (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours)
Tel.: 012 452 0660
Fax: 012 346 6605
Working hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00 – 12.00 

Swiss General Consulate in Cape Town

Address: Nr.1 Thibault Square 26th Floor, Cape Town 8001
City: Cape Town (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours)
Tel.: +27 21 400 75 00
Fax: +27 21 418 36 88

All consular services for the South African provinces of Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North-West and Free State, as well as for the states of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe are provided by the Regional Consular Centre Southern Africa, which is attached to the Embassy of Switzerland in Pretoria.

The Consulate General in Cape Town continues to be responsible for the South African provinces of the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Western Cape, as well as for Namibia.

All consular services for the South African provinces of Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North-West and Free State, as well as for the states of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe, have been provided by the Regional Consular Centre Southern Africa in Pretoria, which is attached to the local Embassy of Switzerland:

  • Inscription/announcement of departure at the Swiss representation
  • Applications for passports and identity cards
  • Civil status affairs (birth, marriage, divorce, etc.)
  • Change of address
  • Naturalizations
  • Visas, etc.

If Swiss citizens have settled in South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia or Zimbabwe they are encouraged to register with the Embassy. Regular contact between Swiss citizens abroad and the Regional Consular Centre Southern Africa in Pretoria or the Consulate General in Cape Town is of enormous mutual value. Swiss citizens who are resident abroad for at least one year are required to register with their local Swiss representation.

Applicants for a biometric passport or ID will have to come to the Regional consular center in Pretoria or to the Consulate General in Cape Town to have their picture, signature and fingerprints taken. The data in the passport is based on the data recorded in the Swiss Civil registers. Before submitting an application for a biometric passport, it is of the utmost importance that the current civil status is registered and processed well in advance in order to avoid unpleasant delays in the issuing of a new passport. Updating personal data entries in Swiss civil registers can take several weeks.

Temporary passports are only valid for 1 year and will only be issued in case of emergency. Late application for Swiss passport is not considered as an emergency.

Please add the following amount for postage fees:

  • within South Africa ZAR 20.00 for registered mail
  • Postage fees for all other countries on request. You can also organise an individual courier service.

If a Swiss identity document is lost or stolen abroad, the nearest Swiss diplomatic or consular post should be informed as quickly as possible. A police report should be obtained and brought to the Regional Consular Centre or the consular post in order to obtain a new Swiss identity document. By signing the relevant documentation the applicant acknowledges, among other matters, that Swiss nationals may possess only one valid Swiss passport and one valid ID card. If the lost identity document is recovered, it must be handed in immediately to the nearest Swiss authority entitled to issue passports.

Changes in marital status, name changes, and the birth of children must be notified to the Swiss authorities. Failure to provide accurate documentation will cause delays in the issuing of new Swiss documents.

In March 2014 the Regional Consular Centre in Pretoria as well as the Consulate General in Cape Town will outsource some part of the visa process to the external service provider TLScontact. As of that date, the interview appointments and the receipt of the application files will be handled by TLScontact for South African, Lesotho and Swaziland nationals, which have to submit the visa applications at the TLScontact Center (the address will be communicated on this webpage at a later stage).

NOTE:

  • Visas issued by representations abroad may be cancelled by the border control if the conditions – on the basis of which it was granted – have changed.
  • Collection of passports have to be organized by the applicants. Passports can only be collected by a third party upon presentation of the receipt issued by the Regional Consular Centre or a letter of authorization.

Swiss citizens living in South Africa have lately become victims of banking frauds. The perpetrators get access to details from Swiss or Liechtenstein banking accounts (names, addresses, signatures, credit balance, etc.) and use this information to forge orders to transfer money to bank accounts in Asia. To prevent such cases, the Consulate General of Switzerland recommends Swiss or Liechtenstein bank account holders to be vigilant with their banking identity details and to request their bank not to send correspondence via postal service and not to process any written money transfer order without prior consultation of the bank account owner via the telephone number that is lodged with the bank (not the one on the instructions).

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