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South African flag High Commission of South Africa in Wellington

AddressLevel 7, State Insurance Building
1 Willis Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand
Phonelocal: (04) 815.8484
international: +64.4.815.8484
Faxlocal: (04) 472.5010
international: +64.4.472.5010

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Rose Marie Martinez
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:26 EDT
Scammer-Michael Lekau
He puts his profile on catholic and then tends to be friendly and interesting. He then states he is going to South Africa gets stuck there with a medical problem and then has not renewed his Visa to come home. He asks for money every time he calls. He states he will pay it back as soon as he comes back to the states. He also states he has 2 grown daughters in college and is a wealthy man who drives a Mercedes, don't be fooled by this fool of a person. He is a money scammer so beware.
Thu, 3 May 2018 19:41 EDT
Passport Renewal
What is the point of having this website and inviting people to share their experiences when all they've had are bad experiences dealing with SA High Comm. nobody even bothers to read this and to reply to peoples complaints, it is so utterly frustrating when nobody can answer ones questions, one cannot get a status report, this is just typical of the way South Africa is heading, down the drain, I've been waiting for my passport (renewal) for 5 months, we have had to cancel our holiday which cost us a fair bit, we lost some of the deposit as a result, and now we have a few months within to use our tickets before the expire and there is still no word on my passport and nobody can tell me what's happening, I just give up dealing with these incompetent people, one of the Ladies I did manage to speak with was trying to be helpful but she said she was just as frustrated with the system as many people are and inundated with calls every day with the same problem, I don't even know what the point is of having a High Comm. if they can't assist their citizens, I am just to frustrated and personally will not advise anyone to visit South Africa, I will not be encouraging anyone I know to travel there because it's bloody embarrassing to be associated with them.
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:32 EST
Welcome to Africa
All too often I am reminded why I left South Africa. Readng through the commentry here I am not suprised. They are apathetic, lazy, incompetent and simply don't give a damn.
No suprises I'm afriad but there you go - Thats South Africa
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:33 EDT
Apply to renew passport
Anyone please let me know how can i apply for a new south african passport. I couldn't find any forms online for nz applicants. Tried ringing the phone number many times and no one answer. Thank you. Please let me know.
Claire Ogg
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:37 EDT
Renewal of SA passports for my daughters
I applied beginning of March for renewal of my teenagers passports, it is now the end of July. The frustrating thing is that NOBODY ANSWERS THE PHONE AT 048158484 !!
I urgently need their passports as we have to apply for our PR here before end August!!

Kaloniahi haare
Sat, 15 Jul 2017 10:41 EDT
Richard traut
I was also fooled by those same emails from Richard thinking it was real and sent my personal details which was a stupid mistake and I mentioned that I could not afford to pay the fees for the south African bank to release the money into my NZ account, poor persons name he used with my last name added to it.
He even assisted me in what to type in my email besides come up with a sad story about his unwell wife.
Tue, 30 May 2017 06:25 EDT
Passport renewal
I have been trying for 3 weeks to get appointment for my passport. I made 60-70 phonecalls daily, nobody answers the phone. No responses from emails nor faxes. HELP!!!

Please, who can help me.

Thank you.
Mark Taylor
Mon, 6 Mar 2017 22:25 EST
Passport ReNewal
I apply for my passport nearly 9 months ago. After one story to another I have finally been told (from SA side) that my passport has been sent back 20th February to NZ. I have been trying for not only months before this but again in the past 3 weeks to try and get through by calling & emailing to get no answer!
Please will someone get back to me on the status as I have booked a trip and need this matter sorted.
Mark Taylor
Judy Robberts
Sun, 5 Mar 2017 15:12 EST
Renewal of passport
I have been trying for 2 weeks now with e-mails and phone calls and I CANNOT get a response! I need to renew my passport, what a frustration! What must I do to get through? I need the BI-9 fingerprint form to be sent to me, as per website info...what now?
Johanna Badenhorst-Awasthi
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:53 EST
Birth Certificate
Is there anybody that can help me with getting an unabridged birth certificate issued?

I've sent my application in October 2016 and have sent 21 follow up emails (none replied) and have made several telephone calls (none answered).

I am applying for my NZ Residence and cannot proceed without it. Is there anybody that can help. PLEASE?!

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