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VISA - Introduction of outsourcing process

As of 4 April 2014 the Regional Consular Centre in Pretoria as well as the Consulate General in Cape Town has outsourced some part of the visa process to the external service provider http://www.tlscontact.com/za2ch TLScontact (Phone: 021 410 01 18).

As of that date, the interview appointments and the receipt of the application files will be handled by TLScontact for South African, Lesotho and Swaziland citizens, who have to submit the visa applications at the TLScontact Center.

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All consular services for the South African provinces of Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North-West and Free State, as well as for the states of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe are provided by the Regional Consular Centre Southern Africa, which is attached to the Embassy of Switzerland in Pretoria. 

 Regional Consular Centre Southern Africa

The Consulate General in Cape Town continues to be responsible for the South African provinces of the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Western Cape, as well as for Namibia.

 Consulate General in Cape Town

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Embassy of Switzerland
225 Veale Street
Parc Nouveau
New Muckleneuk 0181, South Africa

Postal address
Embassy of Switzerland
P.O. Box 2508
Brooklyn Square 0075, South Africa 

The GPS co-ordinates are 25.46’14 South and 28.13’54 East.

http://goo.gl/maps/vEz7u Google Maps

Tel.:  +27 12 452 06 60 (Switchboard)
          +27 12 452 06 62 (http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/reps/afri/vzaf/rkc-sa/visa/where.html Visa Enquiries)
          +27 12 452 06 61 (Consular) 
          +27 12 452 06 81 (Economy, Trade)

Fax:  +27 12 346 66 05 (Main fax number)
          +27 12 346 26 05 (Consular / Visa)
          +27 12 346 26 21 (Economy, Trade) 

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Monday–Friday: 09:00–12:00
Public holidays: Please consult link to the right.

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Tel. from abroad: +41 800 24-7-365 




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Banking Fraud: Warning to Swiss Bank Account Holders

Swiss citizens living in South Africa have lately become victims of banking frauds. The perpetrators get access to details from Swiss or Liechtenstein banking accounts (names, addresses, signatures, credit balance, etc.) and use this information to forge orders to transfer money to bank accounts in Asia. To prevent such cases, the Embassy of Switzerland recommends Swiss or Liechtenstein bank account holders to be vigilant with their banking identity details and to request their bank not to send correspondence via postal service and not to process any written money transfer order without prior consultation of the bank account owner via the telephone number that is lodged with the bank (not the one on the instructions).