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About the US embassy and its location in Pretoria, South Africa.

U.S. Embassy Pretoria

877 Pretorius St

Arcadia, Pretoria

Phone: +27 (12) 431-4000

Fax: +27 (12) 342-2299

877 Pretorius St Arcadia, Pretoria

Visa information for tourist and business visits to the U. S. for citizens from South Africa

South Africa is not participating in the Visa Waiver Program . If you want to visit the USA for the purpose of business or tourism you will have to apply for a regular visit visa(B1 / B2).

Apply for your B1 / B2 visa

Do you hold a passport for a country other than South Africa? Check if you are eligible for ESTA!

Check your eligibility

About South Africa

South Africa is located in Southern Africa. South Africa has 11 official languages, including Zulu, Afrikaans and English. The current population (as of 2018) is 57,725,600. South Africa has a human development index (HDI) of 0.699 and therefore can be considered as country with medium human development (according to UNDP – United Nations Development Programme). There are a lot of different embassies and consulates located in South Africa. Among these, there are also representations of the United States of America.

About Pretoria

Pretoria is located in the province of Gauteng and is one of the capitals of South Africa. 741,651 people are living in Pretoria (as of 2011). The city is very important and represents South Africa internationally which is why the U.S.A. choose it as location for one of their embassies.

About the US embassy in Pretoria, South Africa

Offices located within the US embassy located in Pretoria include:

  • Agricultural Affairs
  • Defense Cooperation
  • Public Affairs
  • Consular Services

Visa services offered by the US embassy in Pretoria, South Africa

Visa services for USA immigration/non-immigration visas are handled by the department for travel permits.  You can schedule an interview for a visa here:

You can contact them via phone +27 (12) 431-4000.

American citizen services offered by the US embassy in Pretoria, South Africa

American citizen services are handled by a number of departments depending on your issue. Please visit  ( for more information on how to proceed with your issue/query.

Notary services offered by the US embassy in Pretoria, South Africa

This embassy offers notary services to all US passport holders and foreign nationals (on the provision they are using the documents within the United States). This price is $50 paid in cash or US issued credit card, per page.