Estimated Closures - Embassies, Consulates & Lodgement Centres

Please see below Festive Season estimated closures for Embassies, Consulates and Lodgement Centres that Visas Zone submit to regularly. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, and therefore this is purely a guideline.

You may forward requests to info@visaszone.co.za or jhbinfo@visaszone.co.za if you experience any uncertainty.

  • Angola Cape Town:
    Generally from 17 December -6 January (To be confirmed)
  • Angola Pretoria:
    Generally from 17 December -6 January (To be confirmed)
  • Australia:
    24,25,26 December 2019 – 02 January 2020
  • Brazil:
    16,25,26 December 2019 – 01 January 2020
  • Thailand:
    5,10,16,25 December 2019 – 01 January 2020
  • Cuba:
    5,31 December 2019 – 01,02 January 2020
  • Indonesia:
    10 December 2019 – 03 January 2020
  • Canada:
    24,25,26,31 December 2019 – 01 January 2020 (Observances may differ in individual provinces)
  • The following Consulates are generally closed 24,25,26,31 December 2019 – 01 January 2020:
    Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Jamaican, Japan, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Taiwan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom (British High Commission), Unites States Consulates and Vietnam.
  • Most popular Schengen Destinations:
    Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine.
  • Visas Zone will be closed from 20 December 2019 and re-open on the 6th of January 2020

International Public Holiday

Please note that these public holidays may affect business hours in the following countries, and those Consulates/ Embassies based in South African may be closed to the public for visa processing.

Please discuss with your Visas Zone Consultant if this raises any concerns.

2 Dec: UAE – National Day
3 Dec: Spain – Feast of St. Francis Xavier
5 Dec: Thailand – Father’s Day
6 Dec: Finland – Independence Day

9 Dec: Tanzania – Independence Day
10 Dec: Thailand – Constitution Day
11 Dec: Sri-Lanka – Undu Vap Full Moon Poya
12 Dec: Mexico – Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe
13 Dec: Malta – Republic Day

16 Dec: SA – Day of Reconciliation
17 Dec: Kazakhstan – Independence Day
18 Dec: Qatar – National Day
19 Dec: India – Goa Liberation Day

23 Dec: Israel – Hanukkah
24 Dec: International – Christmas Eve
25 Dec: International – Christmas Day
26 Dec: SA – Day of Goodwill
27 Dec: Ireland – Bank Holiday

31 Dec: International – New Year’s Eve
1 Jan: International – New Year’s Day
2 Jan: Cuba – Victory Day

 

**Please note that this tool is to be used for guidance purposes only**

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