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The South African Embassy in line with the current Portuguese State of Disaster COVID-19 regulations, will resume only limited operations from its Offices on Wednesday, 20 May 2020.

Please note this will happen once precautionary measures, including proper professional sanitizing, has been done prior to re-opening and including a required  safety period.

Your understanding is much appreciated, while trusting you and your families are keeping well and staying safe as we keep fighting this pandemic. Take care.

Important notice:

- Staff Office hours will be staggered Monday to Friday from 08.30 to 13.30 (until further notice), with the rest of the time 'teleworking' from home;

- Consular hours will be reduced to 09:00 to 12:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays by prior appointment ONLY.

- To book an appointment please complete the consular appointment details below and email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; cc This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 213192200 (during above office hours). You will then receive a response and confirmation with an appointment date and time. If the appointment is for a family or group of people, please indicate the number of people and reason for visit  for each person.

- Please bring your own PPE, specifically masks, without which you will not be assisted for safety reasons;

- Customers who visit the Embassy without prior appointment will only be assisted in cases of duly proven urgency;

- Please refrain from calling the emergency line to make these consular appointments.

Thank you  and take care.

Embassy Management

SAE CONSULAR APPOINTMENT CARD (please copy, fill in and include in your email):

Full Names and Surname ___________________________________

Id number: _______________________________________________

Passport no. ______________________________________________

Contact no.: ______________________________________________

Email address: ____________________________________________

Proposed date of Appointment: _____/_____/2020

Alternate date of appointment: _____/_____/2020

Please tick as appropriate:

Passport Application/renewal:___        Certification of Life:____      Registering of Birth:___

Police Clearance:___ Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC):___     Commissioner of Oath: __