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Consular Section of the South African Embassy
in The Hague


Address: 36 Wassenaarseweg, 2596 CJ, Den Haag
Visiting hours: Monday - Friday 09.00 - 12.00
Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:45 - 13:30
Telephone enquiries: Monday - Friday 14.00 - 16.00
Telephone Numbers:

Switchboard +31 (70) 392 4501

Consular      +31 (70) 310 5923

Consular      +31 (70) 310 5922

Fax number: +31 (70) 361 4958



Consular information is also obtainable from the Internet. Please see:



  • For further information concerning Visas and all other consular-related matters please see the website of the Department of Home Affairs:

Internship Visas will be granted on ground of the following:

Exchange Visa Section 22 (b) of the Immigration Act:

All applicants who are under 25 years of age and has received an offer to conduct work for no longer than one year: Providing that:

(i) the prospective employer certifies that the position exists, and has committed himself or herself to -
(aa) pay such foreigner remuneration which complies with applicable legal requirements;
(bb) provide for the welfare and the needs of such foreigner while in the Republic under the aforesaid visa; and
(cc) report to the Director-General the failure of the foreigner to comply with the terms of his or her visa or to depart when so required;
(ii) such foreigner may not conduct work other than work for which the visa is issued

(iii) such foreigner may not qualify for a permanent residence visa within two years after the expiry of the exchange visa, which requirement may be waived by the Director-General in extraordinary circumstances.

(iv) no visa may be granted under this section if the offer to conduct work pertains to an undesirable work as published by the Minister from time to time in the Gazette, after consultation with the Minister responsible for trade and industry.


General work Visa Section 19 of the Immigration Act

The employer can request waivers of certain requirements.


  • The website of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation ( also provides information on consular-related issues, questions related to VAT, immigration and scam letters.
NOTE: Please contact the Consular Section for the latest updates. It is always advisable to contact the Consulate before departure when in any doubt regarding visa control.