Other Consular Matters

ON THIS PAGE YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION ON THE FOLLOWING BY SCROLLING DOWN:

1. RENEWAL OF DRIVERS LICENCE

2. PARENTAL CONSENT AFFIDAVIT FOR MINOR CHILDREN

3. APPLYING FOR A SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE FROM ABROAD

4. APPLYING FOR A SOUTH AFRICAN BIRTH, MARRIAGE OR DEATH CERTIFICATE

5. CONSULAR FEES

6. AUTHENTICATION OF SOUTH AFRICAN CERTIFICATES

 

 

1. RENEWAL OF DRIVERS LICENCE

In order to convert your SA drivers licence (credit card format)  into a Portuguese drivers licence, you will need to apply for the  Confirmation of SA Driving Licence (official document with the South African coat of arms and a serial number) directly through the South African Department of Transport.

Upon issuance, the Certificate should be legalized by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in South Africa.

Also please confirm with the Portuguese IMT which will be the appropriate and legal timeframe to exchange your licence.


Please find here a list of relevant contacts in South Africa.

Other useful information here and here

Consult the SA Government website on renewing drivers licences here

 

2. PARENTAL CONSENT AFFIDAVIT FOR MINOR CHILDREN

À entrada e saída de terrritório sul-africano, os menores deverão apresentar (para além dos passaportes e reservas de viagem de ida e volta), uma certidão de nascimento original, com selo branco e com o nome de ambos os progenitores. Esta Certidão original não necessita de qualquer tradução.

 

No caso de não viajarem com os pais, deverão ser portadores de uma autorização assinada por ambos os progenitores.

 

Encontra aqui o modelo a utilizar, que poderá ser preenchido antecipadamente com esferográfica de tinta preta e de acordo com os documentos de identificação (nomes e apelidos em conformidade com os documentos de identificação), mas que deverá ser assinado presencialmente pelos pais na Embaixada da África do Sul em Lisboa ou no Consulado Honorário mais próximo (Porto ou Funchal).

 

Os documentos originais a apresentar são os seguintes:

 

- Certidão de Nascimento Original

- Passaporte do/a Menor

- Documentos de identificação dos pais

- Passporte da pessoa que será responsável pelos menores (segundo campo de preenchimento do formulário anexo)

 

Esta autorização não tem qualquer custo e será processada num período máximo 1 dia útil.

 

A validade máxima da autorização é de 6 meses.

 

Período de atendimento na Embaixada da África do Sul em Lisboa: de segunda a sexta-feira das 8:30 às 11:00.

 

Poderá também efectuar o registo num dos Consulados Honorários, Porto ou Funchal, devendo para tal confirmar telefonicamente o horário mais adequado.

 

Mais informação em Department of Home Affairs

 

 

 

3. APPLYING FOR A SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE FROM ABROAD

 

 

An application for a South African police clearance certificate from abroad is lodged directly with / couriered to the South African Police Service in Pretoria. Information regarding an application for a South African police clearance certificate from abroad may be obtained from the South African Police Service (SAPS)

Please note that applicants living abroad may have their fingerprints taken at any Police Station in that country or at the South African Embassy. Fingerprints should be taken on the official fingerprint forms of the specific country. The fingerprint form must be signed by the person who took the fingerprints. The application must be accompanied by a completed set of fingerprints and a copy of the applicant’s identity document or passport.

 

Applicants who wish to have their fingerprints taken at the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Lisbon or at the Honorary Consulates in Porto or Funchal may do so, but only during the consular business hours.

 

The Public attendance period at the South African Embassy in Lisbon is from  Monday to Friday - 8:30 to 11:00. No appointment required. Processing timeframe: 1 working day. For Honorary Consulates, please confirm public attendance period.

 

Applicants must bring their original passport(s) and a photocopy of the biometric passport page.

 

Upon issuance, the Certificate should be legalized by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in South Africa. Please find here the relevant contact details.

 

 

 

4. APPLYING FOR A SOUTH AFRICAN BIRTH, MARRIAGE OR DEATH CERTIFICATE

 

Applicants must fill in the relevant form with a black ink pen.  FORMS: Birth Certificate        Marriage Certificate        Death Certificate

 

Applicants must bring their original passport(s) and a photocopy of the biometric passport page, and also the original and photocopy of the previous birth/marriage/death certificate (if available).

 

Fee: € 10,00 (cash, exact amount)

 

Public attendance period at the South African Embassy in Lisbon is from  Monday to Friday - 8:30 to 11:00. No appointment required. For Honorary Consulates, please confirm public attendance period.

 

Please note that all applications will be sent to the Department of Home Affairs in Pretoria for issuance. The average timeframe for processing of certificates is 6 to 12 months

 

 

 

5. CONSULAR FEES

 

Serial No.

SERVICE

APPROVED EURO TARIFF

W.E.F. 01 APRIL 2011

 

 

 

1.

Identity Document: Issue of first document

Free

 

2.

Identity Document: Reissue

€15,00

 

3.

Application for an unabridged birth, death or marriage certificate

 

€10,00

4.

Amendment on a birth, marriage or death certificate

€10,00

 

 

5.

Application for any change of the forenames or surname of a minor (Sections 24 and 25 of Act 51 of 1992)

 

€10,00

6.

Application for any changing of a major’s forenames in the birth register (Section 24 of Act 51 of 1992)

 

€15,00

7.

Application by a major to assume a different surname (Section 26 of Act 51 of 1992)

 

€35,00

8.

Passport

€40,00

 

9.

Child passport

 

€40,00

10.

Passport (fully used, no blank pages)

 

€40,00

11.

Emergency travel certificate (BI-123)

€15,00

 

12.

Temporary passports

 

€20,00

13.

Maxi passport

 

€60,00

14.

Resumption of SA citizenship in terms of section 13 of Act 88 of 1995

 

€30,00

15.

Retention of South African citizenship in terms of section 6(2) of Act 88 of 1995

 

€30,00

16.

Diplomatic / Official passport

 

Free

17.

Replacement of lost / damaged / stolen South African passport or document for travel purposes referred to in Regulation 16 of the South African Passports and Travel Documents Regulations, 1996

 

€80,00

18.

Visitors / Business / Transit / Medical Visa

 

€50,00

19.

Temporary Work / Intra-company / Critical  skills / Corporate Visa

 

€175,00

20.

Study Visa

 

€50,00

21.

Business Visa

 

€175,00

22.

Medical Visa

 

€50,00

23.

Diplomatic Visa

 

€50,00

24.

Cash deposit

 

€750,00

 

6. AUTHENTICATION OF SOUTH AFRICAN CERTIFICATES

The Authentication of original South African Certificates may be required through the South African Embassy in Lisbon.

The Authentication is not issued locally and is sent via diplomatic freight to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in South Africa. The average issuance and reception timeframe for authentications is 3 to 5 months.

Alternatively, depending on the urgency of the applicant (s), the original document may be sent directly to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in Pretoria. Contacts of the relevant Department are here.

 

AUTENTICAÇÃO DE CERTIDÕES E CERTIFICADOS SUL-AFRICANOS

A autenticação de Certificados Sul-Africanos originais poderá ser requerida através da Embaixada da África do Sul em Lisboa.

A Autenticação não é emitida localmente, sendo enviada através de mala dilpomática para o Departamento de Relações Internacionais e de Cooperação na África do Sul. O tempo médio de emissão e recepção da Autenticação é de 3 a 5 meses.

Em alternativa, e dependendo da urgência do(s) requerente(s), o documento original poderá ser enviado directamente para o Department of International Relations and Cooperation em Pretória. Encontre os contactos aqui.

 

AUTHENTICATION OF SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOL CERTIFICATES

Applicants should confirm with the Department of Education in South Africa if the School Certificate must be revalidated / reissued before being authenticated by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

Find the relevant contact details here.

 

AUTENTICAÇÃO DE CERTIFICADOS DE HABILITAÇÕES SUL-AFRICANOS

Os requerentes deverão confirmar através do Department of Education na África do Sul a necessidade do Certificado de Habilitações ser revalidado / reemitido, antes de ser autenticado pelo Department of International Relations and Cooperation.  Encontre os contactos aqui.