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Dear clients, travellers, and friends of South Africa

Since the closing of the South African Embassy in Helsinki, Finland, the Consular Section at the South African Embassy in Stockholm is experiencing a substantial increase in visa and civic applications due to the extra countries of accreditation (Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania). We apologise for the delay in answering calls, responding to emails, and processing applications. We are in a process to redress where standards are not met.

Please note that our telephone lines are not working, our ICT department is working on fixing them.  we apologise for the Inconvenience.

The Consular Section is available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. For enquiries and appointments, email us at;

• Immigration (Visas, Permits)

MON -TUE AND THUR - FRI; 09h00 - 12h30 Submit new applications and collect issued visas.
Please note that only complete applications (in black ink) will be accepted, and your assistance is needed in this regard. The processing time for visas is 15 working days. More information is available on our website and please note that we do not give status updates.  We will only contact you If your application is incomplete and once your visa is ready for collection.

Please note as per the Instruction from the Department of Home Affairs, the Embassy   will under no circumstances accept visa applications of the bearer of Travel Document  with  the Endorsement “  The Identity  of the person cannot be Verified “.

• Civic Services (for South African nationals)

MON -TUE AND THUR - FRI; 09h00 - 12h30 Submit and collect civic documents 
All civic applications are forwarded to the Department of Home Affairs in South Africa via the DIRCO diplomatic bag and may take up to 6 months to return. Please apply in advance.

If you wish to verify the status of your civic application (after 4 months), please contact the Home Affairs Contact Centre at +27 12 395 4307 (from abroad) or 0800 60 11 90 within South Africa or via e-mail on

Their website is

• South Africans in distress

The emergency contact number is +46 (0)70 856 75 35 and 70 989 05 25. This is only for emergencies (distress, destitute, arrest, or in case of death) for South African citizens.

Thank you for your kind understanding.

The Consular Section

South African Embassy, Stockholm

VISA AND PASSPORT applications must be made in person at the Embassy during Consular opening hours only.

VISA/PERMIT applications are only accepted via courier/Travel agent from applicants residing in FINLAND/LATVIA/LITHUANIA/ESTONIA.

All Civic applications must be made in person, EXCEPT DC/RETENTION OF CITIZENSHIP and MARITAL STATUS APPLICATIONS, which may be submitted by /courier.
NOTE: For updated checklists for SA Civic matters and Visa/ Permit matters you are kindly requested to contact the Embassy at;
Tariffs for payments of Consular Fees and processing times

Transit Visa and
Visitor's Visa –
Tourism / Sec 11(2) / Conference
Purposes /

SEK 307 SEK310 15 working days processing time
Visitor’s Visa –
Sec 11 (2) for the Film Industry
SEK 307 SEK310 10 working days processing time
Visitor’s Visa –
Researcher/ Volunteer/
Practical Trainee
SEK 307 SEK310 6-8 weeks processing time
Study Permit   SEK310 6-8 weeks processing time
Work Permits   SEK1100 6-8 weeks processing time
Retired Persons Permit SEK 307 SEK310 6-8 weeks processing time
Relatives Permit   SEK310 6-8 weeks processing time
Permanent Residence Permit SEK 1098 SEK1102 Normally 12-18 months by DHA
Corporate Permit SEK 307 Free DHA
Tariffs for payments of Consular fees - Civic Matters as of 1 November 2022



1. Identity Document: First Issue


2. Identity Document: Re-isssue

101 SEK 104 SEK

3. Unabridged Birth/Death/Marriage Certificate

54 SEK 57 SEK

4. Registration of Birth


5. Application for change of Forenames/Surname (Child)

50 SEK 53 SEK

6. Application for change of Forenames (Adult)

101 SEK 104 SEK
7. Application for change of, Surname: due to Marriage/Divorce 235 SEK 238 SEF

8. Issuing of duplicate confirmation of change of names

50 SEK 53 SEK

9. Letter of confirmation of marital status

36 SEK 39 SEK
10. Passport Application (Adult/Child) 729 SEK 732 SEK

11. Replacement of Passport which has run out of blank pages, before expiry date

729 SEK 732 SEK

12. Maxi Passport

1456 SEK 11460 SEK

13. Emergency travel certificate

101 SEK 104 SEK

14. Retention/Determination of South African citizenship

217 SEK 220 SEK
15. Replacement of lost/damaged/ stolen Passport Double the current tariff  

*International fees are higher due to additional bank charges.


Please note that during the high season (June-August & November-January), the processing of applications may take longer.

Bank information for payment of Consular fees:

Account: Bankgiro 606-4893
Bank: SEB
106 40 Stockholm
Swiftcode: ESSE SESS
IBAN: SE21 5000 0000 0527 7102 4349

Topics of information:
Service Charter
Visa (max. 90 days)
Longer Stay (more than 90 days)
SA Citizen Services
Consular FAQ
User Info
Contact the Consular Section, Stockholm:
Tel : +46-(0)8-660 76 93
(during Consular opening hours only
Email :

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