Dear fellow countrymen and -women, as well as friends of Austria!
It is a pleasure to welcome you online to the Austrian Embassy Pretoria. Our website keeps you up- to-date on events organsised by the Embassy, gives information on administrative matters, links you up with news from and on Austria, and gives an overview on the bilateral relations between Austria and the countries within our responsibility.
Our advisory service will give useful information on travelling to Austria, be it as tourist, student or for other reasons, and is also an entry point on administrative issues for Austrians who are temporalily or permanenently living in South Africa and the six other countries covered from this Embassy. You can download the main forms and documents needed to obtain a Schengen visa, a passport, various certificates, ect.
Our website is being regurlarly updated and improved. We are interested to hear from you how we can usefully develop this site. Should you want to be added to our mailing list or have any other feedback, statements, commentaries, or questions, please contact us on pretoria-ob(at)bmeia.gv.at.
Unfortunately, we had to close the Austrian Consulate General in Cape Town by the end of October, 2010. By the end of 2011, the Austrian Embassy in Harare was closed, too. The Embassy in Pretoria therefore now covers three more countries: Angola, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
Austrian Embassy /Pretoria
97, Justice Mahomed (formerly Charles) Street (entrance in William St)
Brooklyn, Pretoria 0181
P.O. Box 95572, Waterkloof 0145
Tel: +27 (0)12 4529 155
Fax:+27 (0)12 4601 151
Monday to Thursday, 09:00 to 12:00,
Telephone inquiries from 14:00 to 16:00
Visahotline +27 (0)87 940 3471
(Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00)
Only in the case of emergency outside
the office hours (office hours: Mon - Thu
08:30 – 17:15, Fri 08:30 - 13:30)
please call +27 (0)82 903 2721
The Embassy is closed during Austrian public holidays. There are no office hours on South African public holidays as well as on the 24 and 31 December.
Austrian public holidays
15 August – Assumption of Mary
26 October – National Holiday
1 November – All Saints' Day
8 December – Immaculate Conception
25 December – Christmas
26 December – Christmas
1 January – New Year
6 January – Epiphany
1 May – Labour Day
Ascension of Christ
Austrians ins South Africa
We welcome your registration with the Embassy - so we can keep you posted on eletions in Austria, cultural events, consular information or other projects.