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Italian flag Consulate-General of Italy in Johannesburg

Address37 1st Avenue (Corner 2nd Street)
Houghton Estate
2196 Houghton
South Africa
Phonelocal: (011) 728.1392
international: +27.11.728.1392
Faxlocal: (011) 728.3834
international: +27.11.728.3834
Web sitewww.consjohannesburg.esteri.it

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nabeel adam gozey
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:42 EDT
i want to invite my uncle from Sud African to italy for only one week holidays,
Wed, 28 Feb 2018 05:11 EST
Bahldile lynnete Mathews a beautiful Italian women lost in south Africa
Lynnete worked in textiles went to south Africa on business and she's 50 yr with green eye's and blonde hair and she's lost and know one cares its a shame before God that she has to be another vitim of south africa i love her with all my heart please find this woman she means the world to me.thank you.
Yvonne Pedretti (Anthony)
Thu, 8 Feb 2018 07:45 EST
Passport Renewal and Spousal Passport application
Good day, I would like to renew my italian passport as well as that of my three year old daughter who last travelled with us to Italy in 2016.

I would also like to know when my husband will be able to apply for his spousal passport. Our marriage was in the process of being registered in Italy the last time i checked at the embassy in Cape Town. (2016) we were married and handed our paperwork in in March 2013.
tchunza T
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:37 EDT
clementesfr1@yahoo.fr and my tel is 0630947995
good evening
Maria Assunta Villa in De Grandi
Thu, 9 Mar 2017 00:41 EST
Forms for Registering of marriage and birth in Italy
My daughter who is registered in Italy would like to register her marriage and the birth of her son.

Please advise what is the process? where do we get the relevant forms?
Carlo Manlio Molino
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 03:30 EST
Hour of operation
Good day in one article it says you are open till 11:30 and in another till 11:00, which is it?


Antonella Antonetti in Di Cicco
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:54 EST
where to fine form for passport renewal
please advise where in this earth one can download forms for renewal of passports. I have tried on the only site I found it I am blocked from that site by my computer stating its a risky site.

please advise urgently
Giovanni Ferri
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 05:36 EST
Passport renewal
Please advice what is the process to obtain a new passport ( mine is about to expire) what forms need to be completed, where to get the forms and where to send the completed forms, and how much it costs now and can I pay with Debit/Credit card?
My email is john.ferri2@gmail.com
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:02 EDT
Worst Experience of my life
The service at the Capago Sandton offices was brilliant! Probably because I was helped by very competent South Africans.

I don't really have words for what I experienced at the Italian Consulate today. I think it would be a waste of my time and energy to try and put my experience into words. I am proudly African and I am very happy that my French ancestors decided to leave France and make Africa their new home.

Some of my late grandfather's best friends were Italian and he was fluent in their language. I remember them well and the individuals I dealt with today was nothing like them. The people I saw today were rude, cold, condescending, chauvenistic, disrespectful of South African traffic rules and regulations, lacking the ability to speak basic English fluently and much more. According to them they lived behind high walls in a "little Italy" in the heart of Houghton. They were also above the law and had to answer to nobody.

After my visit I truly have no desire to visit Italy. One would think that a country that is struggling economically would welcome tourists with open arms. Instead they look like they think they are doing you a favor by issuing you with a visa to visit their country.

It was, without a doubt, one of the worst experiences of my life.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:51 EDT
Iam deeply disappointed'in the manner in which my visa application application was handled, I, went to the Capago Sandton offices on the 8th of July to apply for my Italian visa for my birthday trip. I went for interview prepared will with all the check listed documents.

To my dismay i was informed on the 11 July 2016 that my visa had been refused due to me not having adequate valid insurance, at first I, was perplexed because my medical insurance covered more than what was required, upon closer inspection of the medical insurance I, discovered that the insurance company had incorrectly stated the wrong month of my travel, JULY instead of AUGUST was stated.

I,was informed that I, could reapply only in 6months or I had an option of Appealing the decision of which the Appeal process needs to be done before the TAR in Rome by Italian lawyers. Out of desperation I, made inquiries to a Roman firm which quoted me a fee of 1500 euros and said it will take anything from a month to 4 month for the case to be heard in a Roman court and that its a WINNABLE case due to the fact that the Consulate is/was obligated to inform me of the wrong date on the insurance so I, could submit a correct one before issuing a negative act/decision.

I was never requested to submit a correct insurance and to make matter worse, at my interview the ERROR was not even noticed by the Capago Agent who is supposed to check all documents if they are correct.

My insurance has amended the incorrect certificate and reissued me with the new CORRECT one and I, have even gone an extra mile of getting a top-up insurance.

I, dont have the money to pay for the appeal and even if I had, i don't have enough time before my travel for the process of the appeal to take place.

All flights and accommodation has been issued and confirmed and are non refundable, I stand to loose R25 000 because my insurance does not cover claim of visa refusal

More than anything am disheartened for the fact that this was a birthday celebration trip for my 40th birthday and to add salt to the wounds am going to loose 25K, what a sombre state of affair, what a way to celebrate!!!:(

A refusal for something that could have been/has ratified. I think you're to harsh in the implementation of your policies they do not have any humanitarianism and the fact that you disregard your own mandate...to inform

Greatly disappointed.

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