Welcome to the Consular Section

Did your German passport expire? Are you in need of any other Consular service? Here you will find all relevant information  on German citizenship, German passports, other legal matters and further consular services offered by the German Missions.

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Note: Report of birth to obtain German citizenship abroad

Affected are those who were born outside of the limits of the Federal Republic of Germany and whose parents were also born abroad after the December 31st of 1999, if their habitual residence is not Germany. Children with these characteristics will not automatically obtain German nationality by birth anymore. Exceptions to this general rule are possible in cases of imminent statelessness.

German passport

Passport

The following webpages contain only the most important information about German passports and are meant for the very few German citizens who do not speak German. Please check the German version of this webpage for complete information about German passports.

Naturalisation

Citizenship

If you want to know how one obtains the German citizenship or what the reasons for a possible loss may be, have a look at the information provided in this section.

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Family matters

Do you want to register the birth of your child or do you want to change your name under the German law? Here you can find information on these and other family matters.

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Certifying a signature and full notarisation of a document

You have to sign a document in front of a German Consular Officer? Following information was compiled to illustrate the two different forms of notarial certification according to German law, signature certification and notarisation of documents.

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Inheritance Matters: Estate in Germany

According to German law, the estate (located in Germany) of a deceased person comes under the principle of 'universal succession,' meaning that the heirs become owners of the deceased person's estate upon his death. The succession is determined either by law or by disposition in contemplation of death. (The executor, under South African law, is basically unknown to German law)

Customs regulations - Declaration of cash/funds

The German Customs Authority "Zoll" may be contacted for all questions with regard to import and export of goods to and from Germany.

Passport and Consular Matters

Index

Opening hours, appointments and contact details

Consular/Passport Section Pretoria

Passport Section

Online appointments (no fee)

Appointment required for application          

Passport collection (no appointment required):

Monday - Friday

08:00-11:30

Telephone enquiries:

Monday - Thursday

08:00-14:00

Friday
08:00-13:00

Telephone

+27 (0)12 427 8900

Public Holidays 2016

Reception

Opening hours for consular matters (excluding passport and visa issues):

No appointment required for:

- Certification of signatures and copies
- Translation of drivers licenses
- "Lebensbescheinigung"

Please make an appointment for the following consular services:

- Registration of births
- Name declarations
- other civil status matters (e.g. adoption, divorce)
- Notarisation (e.g. certificate of inheritance, acknowledgement of paternity)

Monday - Friday

08:00-11:30

Enquiries via telephone and e-mail: 

Monday - Thursday

08:00-14:00

Friday

08:00-13:00

Telephone

+27 (0)12 427 8900

Contact via e-mail

Address

201 Florence Ribeiro Avenue, Groenkloof, Pretoria 0181

Phone:
+27 (0)12 427 8900

Consular/Passport Section Cape Town

Further information

Passport Section
Online appointments (no fee)
Application by appointment only
Passport collection (no appointment required):
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 12:00
Telephone and email enquiries:

Monday - Thursday only

14:00 - 16:00

Telephone
+27 (0)21 405 3052
Fax

+27 (0)21 421 0400 (South Africa)

+49 (0) 30 1817 67209 (Germany)
Public Holidays 2016
Directions to our office
Enquiries via e-mail
Further information on passports

OTHER CONSULAR SERVICES
Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday       09:00 - 12:00
Telephone and e-mail enquiries:

Monday - Thursday

08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 13:00
Telephone
+27 (0)21 405 3000
Fax

+27 (0)21 421 0400 (South Africa)

+49 (0) 30 1817 67209 (Germany)

Enquiries via e-mail

Further information on consular services

Address

Physical address:

Roeland Park / e-tv Building

4 Stirling Street

Entrance: top end of Stirling Street

Zonnebloem 7925 (District Six)

Postal address:

P.O. Box 4273

Cape Town, 8000

Honorary Consul, Durban

Enlarge image For the KwaZulu-Natal province, please contact the liaison office below.

Contact the Honorary Consul, Durban

When applying at the Honrary Consul's office in Durban applicants must fill in their visa-application online and bring the printed version with them.

Application in Durban

Organization
Honorary Consul: Horst Achtzehn
Address

Office hours

Mon - Fri

08:30 - 12:00

Consultation with Honorary Consul (only with appointment)

Mon - Fri
12:00 - 13:00

9 Kensington Drive, 
Westville, 
Durban 3629

Postal address:
P.O. Box 1166, 
Westville,
Durban 3630

Phone:
+27 (0)31 266 3920
Fax:
+27 (0)31 266 3925

Recognition payment

Gedenkstätte für die ermordeten Juden Europas

Victims of persecution within the meaning of the Federal Indemnification Act (Bundesentschädigungsgesetz) who were forced to live in a ghetto under National Socialist influence and worked without coercion during this time in a relationship resembling employment can apply for a one-off payment of 2000 Euro, if they meet certain requirements. For more information, please refer to the pamphlet below.

Directory of Services and general information

Notes

Here you can find an overview of services the German Embassy offers to the public. We also compiled general information that may be of interest to you, such as lists of translators and lawyers or where you can get an apostille for your South African documents.

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