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South African flag Consulate-General of South Africa in Mumbai

AddressGandhi Mansion
20 Altamount Road
Mumbai, 400 026
Phonelocal: (022) 2351.3725
international: +91.22.2351.3725
Faxlocal: (022) 2351.3730
international: +91.22.2351.3730
Consular Faxlocal: (022) 2353.3729
international: +91.22.2353.3729

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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:53 EDT
Group Tour to SA departing on 26th April 2014
Hi guys,
Unfortunately booked my SA tour with MMT departing on 26th Apr 2014 to celebrate my wedding anniversary. MMT has today called me and asked to beg for visa. I have already lost a lot of money and am spending sleepless nights - I HAVE VOWED NEVER TO VISIT THIS DAMN COUNTRY IN MY LIFE. Just kick them out of India. Thanks for the moral support I got by reading your posts
Geeta Amib
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:06 EDT
Finally got it
Dear rr,
I just want to tell you'll... There is a huge back log at the Embassy and so it's all luck whether ur visa comes thru or no. The agents are not bothered and r nincompoops... They r not going to work that extra mile... So if u want your visa, get ur butt to the embassy urself and beg beg and beg... Finally, got my visa after begging to the Counsel General at 7.30pm.. I fly tonight and embassy closed now till Monday!! Phew....
God bless him!!!

All the best!
aseem grover
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:30 EDT
VISA delayed
I applied for business visa 15 days ago and all my business meetings were cancelled. Being an international traveler for last 10 years now but never seen such position. Someone should take some strict actions. SA airlines must be earning huge money due to these cancellations and postponements. Problem is that I do not know when this will be issued. They say 30 working days which makes it around 40 days in total. Which means my business loss will be huge.What to do ??????????????
Anoll Merchaant
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:37 EDT
Passport delayed
I have missed my conference where I was a speaker due to South African embassy not releasing passport and not issuing visa on time,the passport was given more than 20 days for issuing South African visa with all detailed itenary and hotel confirmation,airlines booking(as was told that without confirmed booking,NO visa will be issued)

On visiting South African consulate personally,sad part is they don't respond and no one is responsible to answer the traveller,as with me more than 20 travellers who had flight tommorrow and today and still passport was not released ,the consulate ask to visit VFS services and start blame game

External affairs ministers should take care on this,where all the expenses are incurred and passport not released by embassy for more than 30 days,who is responsible for the air ticket booking and hotel confirmation done

Someone should be answerable or else they should clear the back log by working extra hours and travellers should not suffer,why they don't understand that any single traveller who visits south aftica is going to spend at least $2500 minimum and with this there economy will be working

Hope they act fast and stop harassing people
Vishnumohan Vijaykumar
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:29 EDT
waiting for a month
this embassy is ridiculous. Thomas the consular never assists anyone.They dont answer their phones and I've sent numberous emails to them. my wife and kids are in SA and have advised the consular of emergencies and advised only if someone dies can they process urgent visa.Now been advised they are closed on Friday 25 March and only re-open tuesday. they sure know how to break human spirits. Cold hearted and uncaring. If someone can help please do so as its not a matter of 1 person its a matter of 100s and emotionally this office is damning us. thanks
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:31 EDT
phone permanently busy - ridiculous
i have been trying to phone this embassy for the last 3 days and not once was it not busy, now dont tell me you doing business on the phone cause that is impossible. Now i need to get hold of this damn embassy so get you stuff together and make sure the phone is not busy, its not a place to talk to your friends on the phone!!!!
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:54 EDT
Passport siezed
Hi everyone..i am a south african teenager only 22 years i came to tour india and visit my family which i had never seen..i was given 6 m0nths visa to stay and i overstayed another 6 months and when deciding to go back to south africa they never let me go and seized my passport and put me behind bars,somehow my family managed to get me out but my passport is still in the police station and i want to go back home plz can someone help me
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:47 EDT
I was as frustrated as a lot of friends here. My booking was on 19th & thanks to the callous & unprofessional attitude of the High Commission at New Delhi, my application remained pending (I guess everyone's application is pending) & I had to finally cancel my flight, trip & Withdraw my applications.

Just read this article and you will get the picture:

Yogesh Dabhade Mumbai
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:46 EDT
Nightmare to get a South African Tourist Visa.
Its a nightmare to get a South Africa Tourist Visa.
Dear All,
I request all tourists to boycott South Africa as a tourist Destination.
Nobody at Mumbai Consulate nor at VFS are responding queries of helpless Indian tourist. In fact we as Tourists are contributing to the SA Economy and these people have no value for our time and money. We should ask for refund from these people for all our travel costs and flight bookings. In fact the SA consulate should pack their bags and leave our country.
Rina Travels
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:39 EDT
Tourist Visa Departure On 27th April-2014
Dear All,
I Have Applied Group Visa On 08th April & Waiting For Visa. All 33 Pax Booking Are Non-Refundable. Please Update Me Everyone The Progress Of Approving The Visa.

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