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Cape Town U.S. Consulate


An online appointment system is currently used at the U.S. Consulate General Cape Town. Routine passport/citizenship and notarial services are by appointment only.


The U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town, a branch of the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa, is located in the the suburb of Westlake. We are the Mission’s representatives to the people in the Eastern, Northern & Western Cape Provinces as well as the business and academic communities here.

The Consulate General provides U.S. consular services in Eastern, Northern & Western Cape Provinces. Consular services include help for Americans with emergencies as well as help with documents like passports and reports of birth. We help non-Americans with non-immigrant visas to the U.S.

Discussing U.S. policies with South Africans is one of the most important things we do; if you would like someone from the Consulate General to speak to your organization, please get in touch with us.

Todd P. Haskell is the Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town.

Security Information

CAPE TOWN:  Note that frequent criminal acts – including mugging and assault – have taken place on Reddam Avenue between the U.S. Consulate General and Steenberg Village against visitors to the Consulate.  Please use caution if you walk along this avenue to reach the Consulate for your appointment.  As with previous guidance, remain situationally aware of your surroundings, keep valuables under your control and out of sight, and avoid large gatherings of people.  Arriving to the Consulate by vehicle is recommended but note there is no customer parking available at the Consulate General so a drop-off and pick-up may be best.  If you come upon a crime in progress, move away from the area immediately, head towards a safe location, and then notify the police (call: 10-111). The Consulate has no policing authority outside of our own compound.

Emergency Contact Information for American Citizens

Important Notice: With few exceptions, no information regarding a U.S. citizen overseas may be released to any individual without a Privacy Act waiver signed by the U.S. citizen for which an inquiry has been made.

For emergencies involving U.S. citizens (such as cases involving the serious illness, injury, arrest, victim of crime, or death of a U.S. citizen) please contact: U.S. Consulate General – Cape Town (for assistance for U.S. citizens in the provinces of Western Cape, Northern Cape, and Eastern Cape)

During regular business hours (Monday – Thursday: 8:00 to 5:00 p.m.; Friday: 8:00 to 12:00 noon):

  • From inside South Africa, dial 021-702-7300.
  • From the U.S., dial: 011-27-21-702-7300.
  • Email us on ACSCapeTown@state.gov

For afterhours, weekends, and holidays:

  • From inside South Africa, dial 021-702-7300.
  • From the U.S., dial 011-27 (21) 702-7300.

Other Information:

Mailing Address:
PostNet Suite 50
Private Bag x26
Tokai 7966

Visas – U.S. Consulate Cape Town

The U.S. Consulate Cape Town processes Non-Immigrant visas only for Eastern, Northern & Western Cape Provinces, and St. Helena & Dependencies.

For visa information: South Africa Official U.S. Department of State Visa Appointment Service.

For all visa information, please visit the Visa section of the main U.S. Mission to South Africa website.