The Embassy of South Africa in Israel

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We are confident that the information you require, or wish to receive on South Africa will be available at the click of a button when browsing through the website.

By exploring the portal, there is no doubt that the website will provide you with a good introduction to South Africa as a multi-ethnic society being alive with possibility.

The future of South Africa is cemented in the concept of Ubuntu - "the spirit of togetherness" and underscores President Nelson Mandela's statement at the dawn of democracy in 1994 that "We shall build a society where all South Africans, both Black and White, will be able to walk tall, without any fear in their hearts, assured of their right to human dignity, a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world." Our future is also inextricably linked to the development of the African Agenda.

The doors of the Embassy are open to engage you on issues of mutual interest and we are ready to assist you in any way possible in changing the lives of ordinary people for the better!

Once again, welcome to South Africa!

Note to potential voters

To be eligible to register abroad, a person must:

a) Be a South African citizen;
b) Be 16 years of age or older; (You only vote when you are 18)
c) Possess a valid green bar-coded identity document, a valid Temporary Identity Certificate (valid for 2 months) or Smart Identity Card;
d) Possess a valid South African passport and
e) Submit in person the application form.

Voters registration will take place from 1-4 February 2019 at the SA Embassy between 9 -11:30 in the morning. If you want to register, you are required to submit your South African green bar coded ID book or ID card, valid passport and proof of residence e.g. electricity account. If possible complete the REC 1/0C and Proof of registration Application forms, which are available on the website of the Electoral Commission and submit it with the required documentation to save time. The documentation must be submitted in person.

Only South African citizens who are not on the voters’ roll in South Africa are required to register.

NB. If registered inside the country, then you need not reregister outside of the country: you however will be required to complete an online “NOTIFICATION AND APPLICATION TO CEO FOR SPECIAL VOTES ABROAD” FORM application to indicate that you will be voting outside of the country. The online “NOTIFICATION AND APPLICATION TO CEO FOR SPECIAL VOTES ABROAD” FORM application will available on the IEC website on the date of proclamation for a period of 15 days thereafter. You can also check to confirm if you are registered on the IEC website at

Important Notice

Registration to vote for the South African elections will take place from 1 – 4 February 2019 at the SA Embassy.
Valid ID and passport required to register.
Proof of residence in Israel required e.g. Electricity account etc.

Friday 1/2/2019 9 00-11:30
Saturday 2/2/2019 8:00-17:00
Sunday 3/2/2019 8:00-17:00
Monday 4/2/2019 8:30-16:00

Please Read:
Voter registration for South African citizens living abroad in February 2019


Forfeiture of repatriation deposits

The Director-General of the Department of Home Affairs invites any person who, prior to the coming into operation of the Immigration Amendment Act, 2011 on 26 May 2014, paid deposit as a guarantee of the return to his or her country origin, to approach, within a period up to 28 February 2015, any South African Mission in his or her country of origin for a refund of his or her deposit. The Department of Home Affairs' Offices within the Republic may issue refunds only in exceptional circumstances where a person has acquired permanent residence permit or has changed his or her status in the Republic prior to 26 May 2014.

Failure to claim a refund by 28 February 2015 will result in the deposit forfeited to the State as unclaimed.

Please also note that anyone who had overstayed his or her permit shall not qualify for a refund, as he or she would have violated the terms and conditions of his or her temporary residence permit. Read more


As of 1 October 2014, when parents are travelling with a child, such parents must produce an unabridged birth certificate of the child reflecting the particulars of the parents of the child. Provision is also made for one parent travelling with a child and where one parent or both parents are deceased or the child is travelling with a relative or another person. Read more

Registation of South African Citizens

The Embassy invites all citizens of the Republic of South Africa residing in Israel to register with the Embassy. You can register bycompleting your secure registration online


Prevention of Yellow Fever!

As of 1 October 2011, all travellers from and to Zambia, in addition to the list of yellow fever risk countries will be required to show proof of yellow fever vaccination (unless in possesion of a valid waiver certificate). Read more....


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