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  South African Diplomatic mission in Nigeria. On this page you will find information of contact details, consular hours and directions to the consulate. Furthermore you can find specific visa information on our South Africa visa page. The South African consulate is not the only diplomatic mission. From this page you can also find the South African embassy in Nigeria.

The South African Consulate in Lagos Is not the only South African consulate in the region. For your convenience we also listed below all other South African consulates located in Nigeria so you can determine which one is closest to your current location. Keep in mind that consulates can have more or less or different consular services and that the nearest is not per definition the best for your needs. South African Consulates can be found in the following cities: Lagos

If you are not sure which South African consulate is best for you we advice you to contact the South African Embassy in Nigeria first.

Consulate Services could be consular assistance to South African nationals who might be situated in or nearby Lagos or to Nigeria nationals who want to travel to South Africa. Any problems involving South African citizens over and above the scope of authority of the consulate can always be referred on to the South African Embassy in Nigeria.

Consulate Appointment - Many Consulates nowadays need visitors to make an appointment first before they visit the consulate. In most cases you are able to arrange an appointment by telephone (+234) 1 461 2067 and (+234) 1 461 2981, email or at the consulate website On the official website of the South African Consulate in Lagos you can find all the information on opening hours and appointments. Otherwise you can always contact the head of the consulate directly: M S Monaisa, Consul General

South African Visa and Passports - The Consulate in Lagos can inform you about the scope of services they offer. Always contact the consulate before a visit to inform about their specific services since not all consulates offer visa and/or passport services.

The difference between the several consulates found in a certain country are the level of powers and size of these consulates. Some consulates are the bigger consulate-general and usually can assist in a wide scope of consular matters.

Other smaller consulates are often manned by private citizens and are called honorary consulates. These honorary consulates often have limited powers and do not issue visas or passports. To find out more on the consular services provided by the consulate you can contact the South African Consulate in Lagos directly by telephone (+234) 1 461 2067 and (+234) 1 461 2981 or email safrica@nigol.net.ng


Travel Alert & Warnings - Many governments around the world have a system in place to issue Travel Warnings & Alerts for their citizens when travelling abroad. Reasons for issuing a Travel Warning & Alert for certain countries could be that in those countries there are issues that make travelling dangerous. Always check if there is a travel alert or warning for South Africa or Nigeria.

Search your Hotel close to the South African Consulate in Lagos - If you have to travel from far away to Lagos or need to return to the consulate the next or one of the following days it might be wise to stay overnight at a hotel or guesthouse close to where the consulate is located. When you are in a situation where consulate services take more than 1 day and you are in need of a place to stay close to the consulate we provide a handy hotel search box to explore your options for accommodation in a hotel or guesthouse near the consulate.

Travel insurance for South Africa - When you apply for a visa many embassies require that you show to them proof of a valid travel insurance. A Travel insurance for a visa application at the embassy has to meet strict requirements. Check the embassy website for these requirements or contact the visa department directly by telephone (+234) 1 461 2067 and (+234) 1 461 2981 or email safrica@nigol.net.ng  

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