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Please be informed about the following changes implemented on 12 January 2022 regarding the issuing of visas:

Processing time for visitors visa, Section 11(2) and Study visas is more than 90 days.

Processing time for Temporary Residence Permit, long stay in the country, is between 6 and 8 months and may be longer depending on the outcome of the adjudication process of the visa applications done by Home Affairs in South Africa.

This a reminder of the upcoming voter registration taking place on 26 – 27 January 2024 from 8am to 5pm at the South African Embassy in Addis Ababa. Those in a position to do so are encouraged to use the online registration website.
For further information about the elections, please visit the website of the IEC at