South African High Commission

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The South African High Commission in Jamaica serves as the official diplomatic mission of the Republic of South Africa, located in Kingston, the capital city.

This high commission is instrumental in fostering and strengthening diplomatic, economic, cultural, and social relations between South Africa and Jamaica.

Through its various functions and services, the high commission aims to build strong bilateral ties and promote mutual cooperation and understanding between the two nations.

Key Functions and Services

1. Consular Services:
The South African High Commission provides a comprehensive range of consular services to South African nationals residing in or visiting Jamaica. These services include passport renewals, visa applications, notarial services, and emergency assistance. The high commission offers support to South African citizens in legal matters and provides guidance and help during emergencies. Additionally, the high commission assists Jamaican citizens and other foreign nationals with visa applications and travel information for South Africa, ensuring efficient processing for those wishing to visit or conduct business in South Africa.

2. Cultural and Educational Exchange:
Promoting cultural and educational exchanges is a significant focus of the South African High Commission. The high commission organizes and supports various cultural events, such as art exhibitions, film screenings, music performances, and literary events, to showcase South African culture and foster cultural ties between the two countries. Additionally, it facilitates educational exchanges by offering scholarships and fostering academic partnerships between South African and Jamaican institutions. These initiatives aim to enhance cultural understanding, provide learning opportunities, and strengthen academic collaboration.

3. Economic and Trade Promotion:
The high commission plays a crucial role in promoting trade and investment between South Africa and Jamaica. It provides resources and support to businesses from both countries, encouraging economic partnerships and growth. By collaborating with local business communities and trade organizations, the high commission helps to create opportunities for bilateral trade and investment, contributing to the economic development of both nations. It also provides information on the business environment in South Africa and potential investment opportunities for Jamaican businesses looking to expand into Africa.

4. Diplomatic Relations:
Maintaining and strengthening diplomatic relations is a core function of the South African High Commission. The high commission engages in regular dialogues and negotiations with the Jamaican government on various issues, including security, governance, environmental sustainability, and cultural exchange. Through these efforts, the high commission works to advance mutual interests, address global challenges collaboratively, and enhance political cooperation between South Africa and Jamaica.

Contact Details


15 Hillcrest Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica

Business Hour
Closed Now

  • Monday
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Friday
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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