General Travel Advice[edit | edit source]

The Foreign Office recommends we register with the LOCATE service:

"Tell us when and where you are travelling abroad or where you live so our consular and crisis staff can provide better assistance to you in an emergency."

British Consulate-General, Cape Town

15th Floor, Norton Rose House, 8 Riebeek Street, Cape Town 8000

Postal Address:

British Consulate-General, PO Box 500, Cape Town 8000

Office Hours: (Local time): Monday-Thursday: 08:00-12:30 and 13:15-16:30; Friday: 08:00-13:30; (GMT): Monday-Thursday: 06:00-10:30 and 11:15-14:30; Friday: 06:00-11:30.

Consular Enquiries:

Tel (Switchboard): 021 405 2400;

Fax (Consular): 021 405 2447;

E-mail: Consular Enquiries

Consular Section:

Opening hours by appointment only: (Local time) Mon-Thu: 09.00 - 14.30 (Local time) Fri: 09.00 – 12.00 Unless in an emergency, consular assistance in Cape Town is by appointment only. Please contact the Consular Section to make an appointment. Please note that only emergency travel documents (ETDs) can be issued in Cape Town. Cape Town is not a passport or visa issuing office.


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