Embassy of South Africa in Washington


The South African Embassy in the United States is a bilateral mission in Washington and promotes South African interests in the United States. The embassy of South Africa also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of the United States. The South African Embassy in Washington is headed by Ebrahim Rasool - Ambassador of South Africa to the United States.


South African Embassy in Washington, the United States 3051 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington D.C. 20008 United States


(+1) 202 232 4400


(+1) 202 265 1607





Ebrahim Rasool - Ambassador

Office Hours:

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in the United States require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the South African embassy in Washington you will find information on opening hours and how to book appointments.

Opening hours

Please note that embassy opening hours can vary. Always contact the embassy before a visit.

Visa for South Africa

For all South African visa related matters contact the embassy in Washington before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (www.saembassy.org ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+1) 202 232 4400 or email

Consulates of South Africa in the United States

Next to the embassy in Washington there could be additional South African consulates located in the United States.

Please check below for the locations of the South African consulates in the United States.

South African Consulates in the United States

Next to the embassy in Washington, South Africa has consulates in the following cities: Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Mobile, New York and Salt Lake City