COVID-19 Advisory

SOUTH AFRICAN CONSULATE GENERAL – TORONTO

PUBLIC NOTICE

MANDATORY CONSULATE PROTOCOL GUIDELINES TO PREVENT INFECTION AND SPREAD OF COVID-19

  • Applications for Civic Services (Passport/ID document/Birth Certificates/Death Certificate/Retention/Renunciation etc.) is open for mail in applications only, no walk-ins are allowed. Money orders/Certified cheques payment only addressed to South African Consulate. MAILING ADDRESS FOR ALL APPLICANTIONS
  • South African Consulate-General 110 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 600 Toronto, M2N 6Y8 Ontario
  • Follow instructions as indicated on http://www.southafrica-canada.ca/civic-services/
  • Emergency Travel Certification make special appointment ahead of time in order to be allowed entry to the Consulates premises. http://southafrica-canada.ca/emergency-travel-certificate/
  • Members of the public who come on confirmed appointment at SA Consulate, should follow Covid-19 protocols:
    • Wear a face mask & gloves (face masks; and gloves are not provided to the public by the Consulate General).
    • On entering the Consulate, please sanitise your hands with the hand sanitizer provided at reception main door.
    • When you cough or sneeze, do so in your folded elbow
    • Please maintain the recommended physical distance of 2 meters
  • Children are not allowed access to the SA Consulate (0-15 years).
  • For all enquiries about applications please email:-ImmigrationC@dirco.gov.za

IMMIGRATION SERVICES

  • Visa applications are made through appointments.
  • COMMISSIONER OF OATHS (AUTHENTICATION OF DOCUMENTS)

The South African Consulate-General is currently closed to the public and therefore we are not making appointments for the services of the Commissioner of Oaths.

There is a process through which documents can be authenticated which does not require a visit to the office. The document can be signed with a notary and sent to Global Affairs Canada or the provincial authority delegated to legalize documents for use in a foreign country following which the documents can be sent to the Consulate-General for the Certificate of Authentication to be attached. Herewith is the link for the authentication process for Ontario for your information: http://www.ontario.ca/page/authenticate-document-use-outside-canada

After the documents have been authenticated by the provincial authority they can be mailed to the South African Consulate:

South African Consulate-General
Attention: Corporate Service Manager
110 Sheppard Avenue East
Suite 600
Toronto
M2N6Y8

There is no fee for this service but you must include a prepaid self-addressed return envelope with the documents that need to be authenticated.

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Information on the Government’s response to COVID-19 can be found at these links: