South African Embassy Bern

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AnnabelFrom the Staff of the South African Embassy, we send our heartfelt condolences to the family of former Counsellor, Ms Annabel Haslop. May her soul rest in peace.  

Our hearts are with her family during this difficult time. This is the time to celebrate and reflect on her life and contribution that she has made to humanity and the Government of the Republic of South Africa.

Important Announcement when travelling with minor children

As from 01st of June 2015 the South African government have implemented the following changes, when travelling with minors (children under the age 18). These requirements do not apply to Travellers who are in transit to neighbouring countries.

For an Affidavit template (Muster) print here, the affidavit can be signed at your local Notarbüro for a small fee or at the South African Embassy for free. Please note that certification of documents is on Fridays only and all visits are by appointment. To make an appointment call 031 350 13 13.

For the children who are born in Switzerland an english birth certifate ( Geburtsurkunde CIEC) can be obtained from your local Kreisbüro/Commune.






South African Embassy
Alpenstrasse 29
CH-3006 Bern
PH +41(0)31 350 13 13
FX +41(0)31 351 39 44
Emergency PH +41(0)79 652 56 85

Embassy office hours
Monday – Thursday:
08:00 – 12:30 / 13:15 – 17:00
Friday: 08:00 – 14:00

Consular office hours
Monday – Friday:
08:00 – 12:00
Visits by appointment only