General Information






Visas will continue to be issued for travels after the lift of the emergency estate in Spain declared from the 14th of March until the 28th of March, included. The period is extendable under the terms and with the requirements provided in the applicable regulations. Exceptions may be made based on justifiable reasons and will be dealt with on a case by case basis by this Consulate General.
Applicants are advised to reconsider their travel plans according to the advice of the South African government and of the Government of Spain (for updates on the situation in Spain, see below), taking into account the possibility of flight cancellations and restrictions on movement.
Individual’s whose visas have already been granted but are not in effect as yet may change the travel date, free of charge.
Individual’s whose visas have been granted and are already in effect may apply for a new visa (once the current visa has been cancelled), free of charge.
BLS fees will apply in both cases.
In both cases, the applicant may need to produce new flight reservations and medical insurance.
On 14 March, the state of emergency has been declared in Spain, extendable under the terms and with the requirements provided in the applicable regulations, due to the incidence of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Restrictions to the freedom of movement and meetings are in effect.
On 13 March, the entry into Spanish ports for cruise-type passenger ships from any port has been prohibited, as well as the entry into Spanish ports of ro-ro passenger ships and passenger ships that provide regular line service between ports of the Republic of Italy and the Kingdom of Spain that have embarked passengers in Italian ports, with the exception of tractor head drivers of rolled merchandise.
On 16 March the entry into Spain via land borders is only permitted for Spanish citizens, residents in border areas, and individuals who provide documental proof of state of need or force majeur.
For more information:
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación
Ministerio del Interior
Ministerio de Sanidad


This consulate can only serve residents temporarily or permanently based in the following regions: Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and KwaZulu Natal, as well as the following countries: Mauritius, Madagascar and the Comoro Islands.

Temporary or permanent residents in Lesotho and Swaziland, as well as those in the other provinces of South Africa (Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Free State), should visit the consular section of the Spanish Embassy in Pretoria.


Consular services and applications can only be processed once payment has been received - please refer to "Fees" in the “Consular Services” tab. Please note, however, that the Civil Registry is free.

Appointment at the Consulate General
Appointments are required for the following services: To apply for visas; notary acts; and, acts of opting for or conservation of Spanish nationality. No appointments are required for any other procedures, or for collection of documents.


Procedures concerning minors must be made by legal representatives or a person who has parental authority over the minor, so that their presence at the consulate is not necessary, unless indicated otherwise.

Submission of documents
The consulate may request translations of documents submitted into Spanish.
The consulate may request additional documents to those indicated in the informative sections on consular procedures.

All public documents from South Africa, Mauritius, and the Comoro Islands require the Hague Apostille in order to be recognized in Spain. Public documents from Madagascar must be legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Madagascar and by this consulate.

Data protection


For more detailed information on data protection at this consular office, consult the following link:


Feedback and suggestions


This consulate has a book available for suggestions and complaints, which can also be submitted electronically on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

No consular office is able to:

- Perform the functions of a travel agency.
- Assist with a job search in Spain. Assist with a job search in Spain.
- Use a bank account or money transfer service to deliver or receive money.
- Act as an interpreter, guide or social worker. Act as an interpreter, guide or social worker.
- Participate in litigation or provide legal opinions.
Pay the correspondence costs of applicants.  Pay the correspondence costs of applicants.

Honorary consulates in Comoros, Durban, Madagascar and Mauritius are not able to:

- Legalize documents: the stamps used in certain procedures only testify that the interested party has presented them personally at the honorary consular office. Legalize documents: the stamps used in certain procedures only testify that the interested party has presented them personally at the honorary consular office.
- Process visas or advise on that matter.
Do official translations. Do official translations.


The information provided on this page serves to guide the applicant and should not be used as a primary resource. Its contents does not alter or replace the content of the current regulations, which will be applicable in any case.



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