High Commission of Canada to South Africa

The Canadian Embassy has three offices in South Africa. These operate either as Consulates or High Commissions of Canada in South Africa. The main High Commission of Canada has its office in Pretoria where you will also find the Department of Citizenship and Immigration responsible for dealing with applications from South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Angola, Zambia and Malawi. If you are planning on traveling to Canada from South Africa, a resident of Canada vacationing in South Africa or planning on emigrating to Canada, contact the High Commission of Canada to South Africa.

The High Commission of Canada in Pretoria is located in the suburb of Hatfield and can be contacted via telephone on +27 12 422 3000 or e-mail on pret@international.gc.ca. Operating hours at the High Commission are from 08:00 am to 16:45 on Mondays to Thursdays, and 08:00 to 13:30 on Fridays. The Pretoria High Commission of Canada offers the most services to individuals. Visas and Immigration are handled here. South Africans desiring to vacation in Canada will require a Temporary Resident Visa which can be obtained in Pretoria. The office also provides full consular services and assistance for Canadians in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mauritius and Namibia. The High Commission of Canada also deals with trade and investment as well as development assistance services.

The Consulate of Canada in Durban is situated in Stamford Hill road. This consulate can be contacted via telephone on +27 31 202 3432 or on e-mail rmcelligott@telkomsa.net. The hours of operation for the consulate in Durban are 08:30 to 14:00, Mondays to Fridays. This consulate provides some consular services to Canadians in South Africa and has got passport application forms.


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