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South African flag High Commission of South Africa in Nairobi

AddressRoshanmaer Place, 3rd Floor
Lenana Road
Nairobi 00100
Phonelocal: 709.127.000
international: +254.709.127.000

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Sat, 9 Jun 2018 17:15 EDT
Dear Father and Mother,
I apologize for the greatness and with great respect and hope, I beg of help from the generous generous, I hope the benefactors are willing to send or transfer me $ 10800 USD into my account. Because I am currently experiencing economic crisis conditions and it is difficult to find job vacancies. Otherwise I have to support my family, my wife and my children. I apologize Dear Mr. and Mrs., I do not know how else to do. I did this to save my family, my wife and my children.
Dear Father and mother, if anyone please, you can send it to:

Bank Central Asia (BCA) - INDONESIA
Swift Code: CENAIDJA
Bank Code: 014
BCA Branch Code Semarang: 0246
Account holder name:
Account Number: 2460622690
Email :

I really hope that you are generous to help me.
And for your help, I thank you a lot.

Brian kinyanjui
Fri, 18 May 2018 03:35 EDT
I applied for a visa but it was rejected so I appealed but still no answer.i was supposed to travel 2 day ago I have spent my money in vain.i hope to reapply and get positive results.
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:56 EDT
Passport Number
Good afternoon.

I have been dailing your phone No. 0709 127 000 as indicated on your webb page and getting no reply for a long time. How do I reach you on phone??
Thu, 1 Feb 2018 06:42 EST
Uncertain bona fide visit
I don't understand why you submitted all the required documents and only going for a visit but they still take your money and tell you your visa rejected for uncertain bona fide visit. How do they come to the conclusion that your reason for visit is not honest... it's not like you can stay and refuse to leave when your visa expired. They should either train them on being morally judgemental and consider that someone really applied cause they need the visa. They should consider two sides of the application and try being on this other side of the applicant too
Averyl-Ann van Heerden
Fri, 8 Dec 2017 04:21 EST
Host Family
Host Family
Kindly contact me for a Host Family in Johannesburg South Africa for student accommodation.

Peter Keay
Wed, 6 Dec 2017 07:01 EST
To whom it may concern, I would like to make a formal complaint about unfair treatment and sheer incompetence in your South Africa Visa Application Centre in Kenya.5th floor, Park Field Building, Muthangari Drive, Off Waiyaki Way, Opposite Safaricom House, Westlands.

My Daughter has been offered and accepted a place at Rhodes University Grahamstown. She rigorously and fastidiously researched your website for the required documents in order to apply for a student Visa.

Monday 4th December 2017 8hr taxi drive return ksh 8500

The clerk in the Visa centre checked her documents and sent her away saying that she needed her birth certificate and adoption papers ( she is 20 years old !!!) also that she needed a letter from me and a three month bank statement despite already submitting a certified bank statement agreeing to pay her fees etc.

Wednesday 6th December another 8hr taxi drive return​ ksh 8500

My daughter returns with all the required documents including a letter headed recommendation from our Headteacher.

She was then told that her medical cover certificate neeeded to be for 1year and dated from 1st january until december

The one we have is dated from February until December .... the university does not begin until the 12th of february and registration is on 4/5 th february . Why? would we buy medical cover dated from before she enters the country?!!!! Why? would the clark not simply process the application and allowed us to forward the amended certificate????? Why did the Clerk NOT
tell her about the medical certificate, when she checked the documents the FIRST time. Why? does she require an adoption certificate and birth certificate she is an adult???? Why is ALL this information NOT on your website ???What will the next excuse to refuse this application be I wonder ?????

I am Head of depatment of a very presigoius school it is my job to help recomend Univercities to my students . After the way my daughter has been treated, I will be very hesitant to recommend South African universities.

So I say again WHY ??? was my Daughter not told about the medical form when the documents were checked the FIRST time this is a huge waste of time money not to mention the stress you are causing people.My complaint is not about the extremly pedantic syatem you have but about the incompetance of your clerk ,my daughter should have been given the right information on Monday and we could have corrected the problem.Now more time will be wasted and we will incurr more costs!!

Your assistance will be much appreciated in this matter.

Mr. Peter Keay M.A. RCA
Head of Art
St Andrew's Senior School, Turi

St Andrew's School - Seeking the Highest

Mobile No: +254731745470

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Telephone: +254 (0) 20 2025709 / 722 209750 / 735 337736
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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:46 EST
Family separation
Am a south African lady married to a Kenyan man. He has been in Kenya for over 2months now waiting for the outcome of his visa. We have 2 girls aged 1 and 3. I just wanted to state that the period the embassy takes to process the visas is too long and it depresses both my husband and I and the children. It's like we are being punished. Health wise am not well and I don't know who will look after the kids should something happen to me. Pls be a little faster especially if u have proof that a person has a family. Don't separate families for this long. I hope something changes
Mercy Kamau
Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:00 EDT
Opening time on 25th October 2017
The Kenya government has declared 25th October 2017 as a public holiday.
Will the consulate in Nairobi remain open. i ask this because i was to pick the decision and travel on that day.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:52 EDT
Medical purpose
I really feel deprived of my world health right by south Africa embassy.
I've provided report from my neurologist assuring them I need further Check up. Dr from Durban wrote letter for invitation for treatment which I gave too.
I've given other required documents but all in vain.
Is someone health bona fide reason?
james chege
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:55 EDT
incompetent and useless
i would like to tell and inform anyone tryiny to even apply to the southafrican embassy that this is just another white elephant standing in a forreign country for no good reason the services u get from the embassy is first bad from the security reseption till the last idiot u meet they do not even issue visa to people unless you are off high standards then imagine having a family 'n southafrican n ur children suffering due to the emassies bad cHaracter i do not even wish to go to southafrica but kindly assist that kenyan man i met at the ambassy last week whose family is in chaos due to you bad attitude and disregurd to kenyans wishing to progress in life and kenyans working in the embassy SHAME ON YOU especially that woman at the recepion of visas/with stick or plankas like legs/change ur attitude n know that u can also go down n stop looking at people with pride

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