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South African flag Embassy of South Africa in Manila

Address29th Floor, Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza
6819 Ayala Avenue
Makati City
Metro Manila, 1227
Phonelocal: (02) 889.9383
international: +63.2.889.9383
Faxlocal: (02) 889.9337
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:06 EDT
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:10 EDT
visa for veronica naval
please can you tel me why cant we get a visa for my girl friend and we plan to marry in South Africa once she is here .. we did all the hassel of you requrements and still no visa and sure the lady there is not so help full I want to take this matter up with senior people please Henri boshoff 0027825589434 we have reacived very poor service from your lady PLEASE HELP US TO GET VISA FOR MY GIRL FRIEND
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:15 EDT
People I have question to all of you. I'm just wondering why all the people who wrote nice comments saying thank you to miss Custodio only? Is she the only person work at the embassy? is miss Custodio who process all the visas to south africa? 1 person said her visa was processed in 2 days only this is sound so unbelievable and unrealistic!
I did try to phone the embassy though but the phone just ringing and ringing and then tried again and again, fortunately woman answered * HELLO* and that's it she put the phone down.
If some people said they were badly treated at the embassy and some people said miss Custodio is very nice and very accommodating is this mean that this person miss Custodio have favoritism?
Come on why is like that? Check it out the south african embassy in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam I don't read bad comments at all!
Rowena Jugo
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:20 EDT
Thank you Ms. Leila Custodio
I want to share that I am very happy with how my visa application was handled by Ms. Leila. My visa was processed and approved for 2 days only!!! Monday I submitted all my requirements, Thursday I got my visa already. She was very considerate. When I told her that we needed to be there by Saturday, she prioritized my application.
I had to return to the embassy twice though before my visa application could be processed. But it was only because I wasn't able to get the visa application requirement list. I just relied on the advise of a friend who is already in SA with her family. I wonder why the guard cannot just give the list of requirements when people come to the embassy considering that they do not have a website where people can refer to. So that people do need to come back to the embassy just to get the list of requirements.
The guard on the embassy was no ordinary guard I must say. He is not accommodating at all. I thought at first he was just power tripping since he knows people will still come to the embassy even if he is not nice to anyone anyways. Or maybe since he is a guard for an embassy, he is not trained to be nice to people. I don't know. I just didn't like how he literally advises people to go downstairs and wait for their luck. It was annoying that they want people to go up and down since there is not enough chair in the waiting area. Or maybe its just the way he gives instructions that is so annoyingly rude.
I hope that the embassy will have a website where we can just submit our requirements if all is complete, we can then schedule for appointment. So that people don't need to go back many times during the assessment/review. But I guess that will require financial problems which will result to not making the visa application free anymore.
At any rate, I am just so happy to share that Ms. Leila is very tolerant and considerate. Thank you so much! Because of your kind assistance, my husband and I was able to visit the beautiful SA.
I am going to be back to the embassy to claim our bond refund. Hope to get my refund back in no time.
I am looking forward to thanking Ms. Leila personally also.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:57 EDT
been visited the embassy like four times and so far i never experienced rude/unfriendly treatment by the guard or ms. custodio.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:22 EDT
Helps each other
Hi EVERYONE if you want to send a complaints regarding the inhuman behavior of Ms. Leila Custodio and the security guard; misrepresenting our country of South Africa email to the Minister of Home Affairs, her email address is and the Chief Director Permitting/Visa is Contact Mr Jack Monedi on 083 326 4712 or email:

or you can check on the Home Affairs website

To my disbelief I find this website shocking about the South African Embassy in Manila which gives the impression that the embassy is manage solely by Ms. Leila Custodio.
The people who are trying to visit our beautiful country South Africa deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. I can assure you that this is NOT THE IMAGE OF OUR DEMOCRATIC AND BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY!!!!
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 03:46 EDT
visit visa
3x ako na nag apply ng visit visa at awa nmn ng dios ay na approved naman,kailangan lng intindihin ang mga sinasabi ni Ms Laila ng mga karagdagang requirements.medyo stikto pero naintindihan ko na trabaho lang,pag nai submit mo nmn ang mga requirements na hinihingi nya wala ng problema. thanks! ms. Laila..
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:10 EDT
Hi My uncle once gave me 5000 cedi. I wanted to exchange it to phillipine peso but Im hardly cant find what bank or where can i exchange my cedi.
Please help me.
Thank you very much
A K Mahamed / L R Agdigos
Fri, 4 Apr 2014 02:13 EDT
Visa Application
I visited the Embassy in jan this year and was very disappointed and felt that as a South African citizen i was badly treated i re visited the same embassy in March and now have a total different regard the lady was very helpful and i think the problem lies with us as we do not understand the requirements I applied visa for my wife and submitted all required documents and will be getting my visa on the 9th April The lady has rules to follow so let us support her by understanding the requirements and that make it easy for everyone
Thanks to Miss Custodio
Wed, 2 Apr 2014 16:26 EDT
poor service and bad attitude staff
i invite my neice here in swaziland to be a bridesmaid of my wedding. she got visitor visa for swaziland and required a transit visa to come here...she apply and complete the requirements e.i. yellow vaccine and etc. after that they said wait for the call or email and until now she still waited and frustrated.the system that they have in philippines is sucks.which compare here in swaziland south africa high commision which they give us date when gonna return and they don't accept incomplete requirement so it easy to know that you don't wait for nothing.

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