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8 Riebeek Street
Cape Town 8001
South Africa
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kevin morris
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 01:50 EST
Hasn't the consulate got an email address .... haven't had a fax for a long time.
i'd like to know what evacuation plan there is for British subjects living in SA if the genocide and war happens. How long does one have to work in UK to qualify for a pension? What skills are needed in the UK, especially in the countryside?
Anita Kukard
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 06:56 EST
10 Star Service
I had an appointment on 15 November, the staff are friendly and sufficient, thank you! I need to change my cell number for u to contact me but battling to get through to your numbers, please contact me.

Patricia Stapleton
Sun, 14 Oct 2018 11:11 EDT
British Citizenship
My grandfather was born in London. My mother had a British passport although born in South Africa. Am I able to get British citizenship although I cannot move there now to live?I have read that this is now possible.
Thank you
Thu, 26 Oct 2017 07:26 EDT
Declaration form - counter signatory
Good day, I would like to find out who in South Africa can be your counter signature? There is a place for a photo and someone needs to identify that the person in that photo is who she says she is. What do they want? I have read the list of careers they must have and they must have a british passport and know the person for 2 years. We have moved around a lot because of economics and I don't know of anyone able to do that. Can a local police officer do it? A local comissioner of oaths? They obviously won't have a UK passport. I have filled in the form as her mom but they say its not correct. Please help this is the only thing holding het application back. She was on a child passport and is now aplying for an adult one. Thank you in advance
Fiona Thomas
Sat, 8 Jul 2017 15:20 EDT
Consul General Daniel James Lawton
I was asked to deposit $250,for a job application,which l don't mind but was asked to pay it in to a Chinese persons account through western union,please advise.
Samantha Lynn Rogers
Tue, 2 May 2017 06:31 EDT
transit visa
I arrive in Heathrow in transit on June 2 on route to Cayman Islands. I arrive at 6.30 am and depart at 10.10 am. On the way back I arrive in Heathrow at 12 noon and depart for SA at 21.30. I do not plan on leaving the airport. Do I need a transit visa? When registering for a transit visa it requests an address of someone in the UK. I do not have an address of someone in the UK and am not spending any time in the UK except to transit. Do I still need a visa. I am travelling on an SA passport.
Leslie Hansen
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:42 EDT
Visa application
I need to apply urgently for a visa as my mother who is suffering from alzheimers and is in a care hospital in bath has taken a turn for the worst. My half brother Martin Abbott and siblings Paul Abbott, Niki Renals, Olivia Uney and Theresa Whitby (all British citizens)have requested me to come to the UK as it may be the last chance of seeing our mother.I need to know how and how long it will take to get a visa.
John Edmund Anderson
Thu, 3 Nov 2016 00:39 EDT
To obtain a British passport
We have two married children living abroad and would like my husband to have a British passport to facilitate visits to them. His mother has a British passport and he was born in Fish Hoek, South Africa. However he is a direct descendant of William Anderson born in London who came out to South Africa in 1800 in the services of the British crown. Is there any possibility that he could obtain a British passport?He has numerous family members who have been living most if the lives in Britain.
Karen Smerdon
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:38 EDT
Ancestory Citizenship
Good Day

I would like to apply for the above. I have all my documentation. My grandmother was born in England. My father and brother had right of abode in the UK. I cannot get a job in South Africa. I am a 53 year lady with a daughter and grandson, we recently relocated from JHB and still no work. Please let me know how and where to apply and what documentation is needed on my side
Abraham Philander
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 04:49 EDT
Urgent: Search for ancestor HJ Roux
Good day

I am a South African citizen.For years I am searching for my granddad's(HJ Roux - Identity card: 015994505? issued in Pretoria on 15/01/1957) information.This information seems to be strange as he apparently died on 24 December 1955( Grave no.61306A NGM2 ABM). I also have an estate no. 48118. I have an idea that people deliberately do not want me and my mom Ellen Philander (maiden name October) to trace his history. As far as I can trace HJ Roux came to South Africa with a boat which capsized ear Skipskop. He married a miss Bantam (a Coloured lady). Out of his wedlock several children - George,Herman, Jan, Magdalena, Ellen, Isabel, Johannes and Eva - were born. He owned several farms ranging from Waenhuiskrans up to Swellendam.

I need your government's help urgently to solve this case once and for all. Several of my family members already lost their lives in trying to solve this.

I also need to know what the advertisement your government placed regarding British ancestry.


Abraham(Aubrey) Philander

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