Getting a U.S. Visa in South Africa 2022

Looking to get your US Visa at the US Embassy or Consulate in South Africa?

Below you will find reviews from others who have, including turnaround times, and appointment wait times.

If you’re looking for more information about the types of visa available and other locations, visit my Immigration section and you can read everything from a step-by-step guide to the E3 visa through to introductions to the best immigration lawyers available.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to comment below or email – I love getting your questions!

If you’ve recently gone through a visa process (good or bad), I’d love to hear about it so I can help people in the future!

Cape Town, South Africa


4 days

Emergency Only

1 review


 E-3 Renewal
4 Days

- Chris (about 4 years ago)

Johannesburg, South Africa


4.5 days

Emergency Only

2 reviews


 E-3 New
2 Days
Probably not the most common US visa that they issue. The one lady did disappear for 10mins with my passport which was alarming, but she came back & confirmed that I don't need to get ten-printed again given that I was previously ten-printed for my first E3. Next question was who I will be working for in the US & then my visa was approved. Oddly though my visa stamp had no employer name printed on it, but didn't have a problem getting back into the US.
- Brand (about 4 years ago)


 E-3 New
7+ Days

- (about 8 years ago)