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Consular and Visa Section

General information of the Consular and Visa Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pretoria.



Address:                            936 Pretorius Street, Arcadia, 0083 Pretoria

Adress on envelopes:  P.O. Box 13671, Hatfield 0028, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa


+27 12 431 2390 – consular and visa section


+27 12 430 2033

Emergency number:

+27 82 416 00 16  only for Czech citizens, in case of emergency – car accidents, injuries, detention, ..



Consular section:


Opening hours:         Monday - Thursday 9.00 - 12.00, with the exception of Czech and South African public holidays.

More information on where and when to find us.

Under category Visa you will find information for visa applicants from the Republic of South Africa, Republic of Botswana, Kingdom of Lesotho, Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Namibia, Kingdom of Swaziland, Republic of Angola, the Republic of Madagascar and Republic of Mozambique.

Applicants for Schengen visas can apply without any appointment directly at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pretoria (For groups over 7 persons special arrangements and an appointment have to be made in advance.)


They can apply for Schengen Visas at Visa application Centres of VFS Global where an appointment is required (see more below).

Applicants for a Schengen Visas in Angola can contact the Consulate General of Portugal in Luanda.

Applicants for Schengen Visas in Madagascar can contact the Embassy of France in Antananarivo.

Applicants for Schengen Visas in Mozambique can contact the Embassy of Portugal in Maputo.


Cooperation with outsourcing company VFS Global in schengen visa matters

Please note from 1st December, 2015 the Embassy of the Czech Republic also uses the services of VFS Global in the Republic of South Africa to process the Schengen visas applications.

The applicants for schengen visas to the Czech Republic may apply through the VFS Global Centre in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. For further information and making an appointment please consult: www.vfsglobal.com/CzechRepublic/SouthAfrica.

As of March 15, 2019 the visa applications for Schengen visas for travelers from Botswana going to the Czech Republic are also accepted at VFS Global Centre in Gaborone. For more infromation and making an appointment please follow this link:  https://www.vfsglobal.com/Czechrepublic/Botswana/


To apply for a long stay visa or a residence permit please contact the visa section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic for an appointment (via email: consulate_pretoria@mzv.cz).

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