The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pretoria

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About the Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pretoria is accredited to 8 countries: Republic of South Africa, Republic of Botswana, Kingdom of Lesotho, Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Namibia, Kingdom of Swaziland, Republic of Angola and Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe.

Ambassador also represents the Czech Republic at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Gaborone.

Honorary Consulates in Gaborone (Botswana) and Port Louis (Mauritius) provide information on the Czech Republic, further the development of the relations and facilitate contacts between the Czech Republic and the receiving country. They provide basic information about the laws and regulations of the receiving state. The honorary consulates, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pretoria, assist Czech nationals present in the receiving country in cases of need (namely in cases of illness, accident and loss of travel documents or money). When approved by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pretoria the honorary consulates issue emergency travel documents to Czech citizens (in the case of the loss or theft of the passports). The honorary consulates make sure that the applicable international treaties and laws and regulations of the receiving state are respected in relation to Czech nationals who have been arrested, taken in custody or imprisoned. The honorary consulates also authenticate signatures, copies (photocopies) of documents and translations. They may receive from Czech nationals for safekeeping papers and other documents, money, valuables and securities. The honorary consulates do not issue visa for travelling to the Czech Republic.

Due to temporary closure of the Visa Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Harare, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pretoria also issues visas for citizens of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Republic of Zambia, Republic of Malawi and Republic of Mozambique. For more information see the website of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Harare.