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High Commission of Canada in South Africa, in Pretoria

We provide services to Canadians visiting and living in South Africa.

We also provide services to Canadians in:

South Africa, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia

Services and information

Adoption and surrogacy

Process to adopt a child internationally and bring them back to Canada.

Birth abroad

Register a child's birth abroad.

Citizenship services

Steps to become a Canadian citizen. Get proof of citizenship.

Criminal record checks

How to get a criminal record check abroad, if required.

Marriage abroad

Requirements, documents and processes for getting married abroad.

Notarial services

Have your documents certified and authenticated.

Passport services

Apply for a passport and what to do if your passport is lost, stolen or damaged.

Pensions and retirement

Information on pensions and retiring outside of Canada.

Studying abroad

Information on education or research opportunities in foreign countries.

Visa and immigration services

Apply to immigrate. Get a visa to study, work or visit Canada.

Voting abroad

Voting process for Canadians who live abroad.

Office information


1103 Arcadia Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, 0083, South Africa

Our representative

Chris Cooter, High Commissioner for Canada in South Africa

Chris Cooter
High Commissioner for Canada in South Africa

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Office closures

Date Holiday
2024-01-01 New Year's Day
2024-02-19 Family Day
2024-03-29 Good Friday
2024-04-01 Easter Monday
2024-04-29 Freedom Day (in lieu)
2024-05-20 Victoria Day
2024-06-17 Youth Day (in lieu of 16 June 2024)
2024-07-01 Canada Day
2024-09-24 Heritage Day
2024-10-14 Thanksgiving
2024-12-25 Christmas
2024-12-26 Boxing Day
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