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AddressRoshanmaer Place, 3rd Floor
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Nairobi 00100
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South African Citizen
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:18 EDT
Rude Receptionist and inefficient staff
I am still on hold, Irene the receptionist has me on hold now for 10 minutes! Absolutely ridiculous.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:00 EDT
Quick efficient service
A commendation to the Passport team who dealt with my application and queries quickly and efficiently.Also had no problem getting through to the phone numbers as listed and answered quickly and professionally!

Well done!
concerned citizen
Sat, 2 Aug 2014 05:14 EDT
the arrogant attendants
hey i am just writing this to post my dissapoint of South African embassy here in April i applied for a scholarship in South Africa, and my outcome was out in june 20 and my school was to open in 14 July. i immediately availed myself at the embassy to pick forms for my study permit.i noticed that on the forms was a note written that my study visa should be out in 8 wks!
i however requested my school another letter to show that my school was opening early and that it requests the embassy to process it abit sooner.
first upon getting the embassy i gave my application to one lady who scanned them through and before taking she said she needed a ticket(how could i even book a flight yet av not yet gotten my visa),i went back the next day and another lady served me,she took the papers and didnt even asked for the ticket. i asked her if my visa could be processed earlier, bt she was arrogant and said nothing can be done,i tried to ask her to see the letter, bt she utterly shunned me off and invited another white lady to attend to her,who she spoke to in high regard.i just stood there for a moment to look at her and just left.the day of picking was SEPTEMBER.
School is open already and av lost the scholarship already and i just wonder what the study visa will help with after all.
to be frank i think this embassy isnt being considerate,why take someone for a ride and just make people incur losses.if we Kenyans are banned from going,let them just be straight.
this may not help,but i thought twas only me who felt wasted.atleast someone somewhere felt so too
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:42 EDT
if the south African embassy is providing numbers which when called they never pick I don't understand why they make them available to the public.
After calling several times I don't have any clue about the visa I applied which is now 14 days since I applied just to visit for 12 days.
Last year was the same case.....the consular must go.I personally wrote to Madam Maite Nkoane about it but she hasn't's better they close their offices so that it's clear to Kenyans there is no South African high commission in Kenya
Mahlo lets'aba
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:41 EDT
Can i get a job there please
I have been a missionary there in kenya and Tanzania for two years serving the peoples there with great love and i also got a chance to learn kiswahili language therefore i can speak it perfectly and i also studied Health and Safety and can be happy to be one of ur stuff member,kindly email me here,cell number +26657754889 and my postal address is P.O.BOX 90,Mazenod 160 maseru lesotho 1oo
Mahlo Calvin Lets'aba
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:51 EDT
outsourcing should increase efficiency NOT cause undue stress by getting the date format wrong -writing the date as one would in Kenya and not as is required by South Africa then NOT answering any of the three telephone numbers that work. If numbers are not in use then do not provide them to the public.ANGRY
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:29 EDT
I can't imagine this is what happens at the embassy, especially by the people employed and paid to help customers. SHAME ON THEM!
njeri mwangi
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:00 EDT
south africa embassy corruption starts from the gate man you just cant get the visitors id to allow you enter without parting with 50 bob! then get the consulars very very arrogant.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00 EDT
Arrogance of the staff
I visited the SA Embassy and the lady at the counter treated me with so much arrogance.I am still traumatized.
Prof loice Gathece
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:20 EDT
Having visited the office of the agent handling visa application for your country and the offices on Lenana road I feel I should register my horror at the two places. This might not help my application but I strongly feel it may help. On 6th June I visited the office in parkland with all the requirement as per the website. However I was shocked when I got to the office since they asked for more documents which is in order but there is need to include all that is required in the web to avoid inconvenience. It was not possible to complete the visa application process since I had to travel to Ghana on a university mission. The persons at the counter assured me that if I applied for the visa on Friday 13th June I shall it by 23rdJune. I did visit the office again on 13th at 8.00am but I was this time informed that the visa will only be ready on 24th which meant I was to miss my engagement for GOHIRA which I was to represent to country. After consulting with the persons concerned, I was issued with a letter from the ministry of foreign affairs, on 18th June I took the letter personally to the Lenana road office. Once at the counter, the lady threw the letter back to me through the small widow and what shocked me most was the language she used even before I could say anything she told me they do not accept letters from the ministry, even if it is form the president, it cannot change the visa process. When I tried to explain that I had been informed the visa will be ready on 23rd but latter was told it is not possible due to a public holiday, she told me she does not care and my application came in on Tuesday. At that time I was in shock and as she continued I was already on my way out. When I got to the office I felt like I should get back to the South African affiliated companies and persons seeking help in the School . but the persons who treated me badly were Kenyans, as this will be directing mu anger to the wrong person. I am not sure how I can handle a patient from SA even in case of an accident even if I have taken an oath after this treatment. However God help me
It is not a must I go to south Africa, but I feel Kenya’s should be treated with dignity and not as trash.
Hope you take this positively and investigate since I have also had a lot of complains form other applicants as waited to be served, each has a story to tell.
I have applied and got visa to SA but never experience what I went through what I have put down is the sane part but the experience was horrible. I am no long keen about the visa after the experience
Prof. Loice Gathece
Dean, School of Dental Sciences
University of Nairobi
Tel 0722 755590

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