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The South African Embassy in Qatar

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South African Embassy in Doha on Wednesday, 30 Arpil 2014.
Contract the Embassy if you have any questions or concerns.
The Embassy is open Sunday to Thursday from 07:30 - 16:00 and Consular Hours (public hours) are from 09:00 - 12:00.

+974 4485 7111
Fax: +974 4483 5961

Emergency / After hours no: +974 5583 2762
Please note that the Duty Officer is only available to take calls relating to emergency situations (serious illness/accidents and death) involving South African citizens only. The Duty officer will not take general enquiry calls.

E-mail: (Admin) (Consular) (Economic & Information)

South African Embassy in Doha, Qatar
Villa 11, Saha 100, West Bay Lagoon
(Click here for directions and a map)

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 24744
Doha - Qatar

Click here for contact details of other South African Embassies in the Middle East.
South African citizens working or residing in Qatar are encouraged to register with the SA Embassy. Citizens are again assured that personal particulars are strictly confidential and will not be divulged to outside parties / institutions (whether in Qatar or elsewhere).

Click here to download the form to register with the South African Embassy in Qatar.
SA Flag- Ambassador and Extraordinary Plenipotentiary:
- H E Dr Saad Cachalia
- Counselor (Political):
- Mr Peter A le Roux
- First Secretary (Corporate Services):
- Ms L O Mofokeng
- Attache (Admin + Consular):
- Ms Desiree Pillay (Third Secretary Consular)

Consular services can be rendered for the following:
- Issuance of temporary passports
- Application for computer readable passports
- Applications for abridged, unabridged birth, marriage and death certificates
- Legalization / authentication of official South African documents
- Application for the registration of birth
- Application for ID documents
- Ad hoc consular matters (where possible / applicable)

Forms for the above applications can be downloaded by clicking on the description or from the following site:

Please note that the Embassy does not involve itself in legal matters.

History of Relations

Diplomatic relations between South Africa & the State Qatar were established on 10 May 1994. The evolvement of bilateral relations were subsequently supported by official visits to Qatar of Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki as well as visits by senior South African cabinet ministers responsible for foreign affairs, defence and public enterprises. The Deputy Prime Minister of Qatar attended President Mbeki's first inauguration in 1998. That was followed by official visits to South Africa by the Qatari Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in 2001 and the Under-secretary for Foreign Affairs in 2002.

These diplomatic interactions culminated in the State Visit to South Africa of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, in May 2002. This visit led to the opening of an Embassy of South Africa in Doha, the capital of Qatar, in September 2002. The Embassy was officially opened by Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Africa, on 21 October 2003. Qatar opened its embassy in Pretoria in January 2003.

Apart from Minister Dlamini Zuma's official visit to Qatar in 2003, South Africa's former Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Alec Erwin; Minister of Defence, Mr Mosiuoa Lekota and the former Minister of Minerals & Energy, Ms Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka, paid official visits to Qatar in 2003 to expand bilateral relations. In 2004, Qatar's Minister of Energy & Industry, Abdullah Al-Attiyah undertook an official visit to South Africa.

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