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U.S. Citizen Services

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The Consular sections in Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg all process United States passport applications. Currently the processing time for most regular passports is seven to fifteen business days.

Overview

American Citizen Services (ACS) is part of Consular Services, based at the U.S. Consulates in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Assistance is provided to American citizens residing in or visiting South Africa, including but not limited to Passport services, Consular Reports of Births Abroad (CRBA), and Notarials. The consulates also assist in emergency situations, including deaths, arrests and crisis situations.

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