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British Consulate General in Cape Town, South Africa

High Commissioner Contact: Antony Phillipson, HE Mr
Physical Address 255 Hill Street Arcadia Gauteng Pretoria South Africa Phone: +27 12 421 7500 Phone: +27 12 421 7555 Citizens Only Emergency Line: +27 12 421 7500 Citizens Only Emergency Line: +27 21 405 2400 Website: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-high-commission-pretoria


The British High Commission in South Africa maintains and develops relations between the UK and South Africa.

The commission provides services to British nationals living in and visiting South Africa, Eswatini and Lesotho. You can access UK government services while in South Africa.

If you’re in South Africa, Eswatini or Lesotho and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +27 12 421 7500 or +27 21 405 2400.

Emergency assistance

Fee number Consular service Cost
19 Administering an application for, and if successful providing, an Emergency Travel Document and in addition to direct costs, if any £100
20 Exceptionally, administering an application for, and, if successful providing an Emergency Passport, on emergency occasions when not possible to provide an Emergency Travel Document (in addition to direct costs, if any) £75

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