Population: 56,5 million (June 2017 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 9.70 ZAR (22 May 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).
Population: 56,5 million (June 2017 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 9.70 ZAR (22 May 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).
Time frames for services
  • Emergency travel certificate: 5-10 business days
  • Visas for visit less than 90 days: 5 business days
  • Visas for over 90 days stay: 8 weeks
  • All other applications are processed in South Africa and may take up to 6 months. Applicants are welcome to do follow up directly with the Department of Home Affairs for their passports and certificates progress update
  • DHA Head Quarters Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.
  • Phone: 0800 601 190/ 012 406 2500
  • Email: hacc@dha.gov.za















South African High Commission – Ottawa South African Consulate-General – Toronto:
15 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1M 1M8

Tel: (613) 744 0330
Fax: (613) 741 1639


Mon to Thu: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
110 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 600
Toronto, ON
M2N 6Y8

Tel: (416) 944 8825
Office faxline: (416) 944 0925
Direct Office Faxline: (416) 944 0419

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