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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.

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):

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.