Embassy of Italy in Pretoria


The Italian Embassy in South Africa is a bilateral mission in Pretoria and promotes Italian interests in South Africa. The embassy of Italy also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of South Africa. The Italian Embassy in Pretoria is headed by Mr Vincenzo Schioppa - Ambassador of Italy to South Africa.


Italian Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, 796 George Avenue, 0083 Arcadia, Pretoria, South Africa


(+27) 12-423 0000


(+27) 12-430 5547






Mr Vincenzo Schioppa - Ambassador

Office Hours:

Mon, Wed, Thu and Fri: 09.30-12.00 Wed also: 14.00-16.00

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in South Africa require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the Italian embassy in Pretoria 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 Italy

For all Italian visa related matters contact the embassy in Pretoria before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (www.ambpretoria.esteri.it) or contact the visa department by telephone (+27) 12-423 0000 or email segreteria.pretoria@esteri.it

Consulates of Italy in South Africa

Next to the embassy in Pretoria there could be additional Italian consulates located in South Africa.

Please check below for the locations of the Italian consulates in South Africa.

Italian Consulates in South Africa

Next to the embassy in Pretoria, Italy has consulates in the following cities: Cape Town, Durban, East London, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth

Embassy Consular Department and Services

The consular department of the Italian Embassy in Pretoria offers consular assistance. The consular department in general offers services for visitors from South Africa to Italy as wel as for Italian citizens in South Africa. Generally, services comprise of visa applications, passport renewals, marriage registration, legalization of documents, birth of a child, Italian nationality issues and more. Contact the consular department directly by telephone or email.