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last updated on 2018-02-21 by amaraimee

Phone Number: Phone: (011) 290-3000
Fax: (011) 884-0396

Immigrant Visa Unit:011 290 3500 Note: Telephone enquiries are only answered between 9-12pm Monday to Friday.


E-Mail: consularjohannesburg@state.gov Immigrant Visa Unit: JohannesburgIV@state.gov
Address: Mailing address:
U.S. Consulate General - Johannesburg
P.O. Box 787197
Sandton 2146

Physical address:
U.S. Consulate General - Johannesburg
1 Sandton Drive
Sandhurst 2196

Working Hours: Immigrant visas: Mon - Fri: 08:30 - 12:30; 14:00 - 15:30
Closed American and South African holidays as well as the last Friday of each month. Immigration office is open every Wednesday for walk-in hours, no appointment needed (i.e. lodging applications).

Best Contact Method: Phone or email
Approx Waiting Time for Interview After Consulate Recieves NVC Package: 1-4 Weeks from Case Completed for NVC to send to Consulate (Depends on time of month) 1 Week from Consulate receiving package from NVC to schedule interview
Issues Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains: Depends on what type of visa you are applying for, but generally:

IR-1/CR-1 Direct Consular filing:
DS 230 part 1
Checklist (police reports, birth cert. etc.)

K-3 visa:
DS 230 part 1
Checklist (police reports, birth cert. etc.)
Information for obtaining medical
Medical forms
DS156 and DS-156K in duplicate

K1 Visa
Indication that DS-2001 must be submitted along with completing
DS-160
Police Clearance Instruction
Medical Instructions
Affadavit of Support Instructions
so that an appointment can be booked.

Consulate often emails packet rather than post. Recommended to call to check status.
Issues Packet 4? Yes
Packet 4 Contents (if known): IR-1/CR-1 Direct Consular filing:
Medical instructions
Interview date

K1 Visa
Interview appointment date along with requirements.
�Valid passport,
�Two (2) full color, 5x5 cm, front facing photos on glossy paper with a white background. Photos are required of all applicants regardless of age. Photos must be recent (i.e, taken within the last six months).
�Long-form/unabridged Birth Certificate(s) showing names of both parents
�Police certificate/s for any country the applicant/s resided in for six or more months
�Evidence of financial support (I-134 and current tax returns from petitioner)
�Proof of Relationship
�DS 160 (Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration)
�Death Certificate: Death certificate of any previous spouse if applicable.
�Divorce Decree(s): divorce decree of nay previous spouse if applicable
�Fees: currently, the visa application fee is $265.00, which will be required during the interview.


Forms to Consulate? As listed in your packets

IR1/CR1: All "packets" sent via email. Any originals not previously sent must be taken with to interview. No documents to be sent to Consulate.

If you haven't already, Immigrant visa process only, go to link:
http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/immigrant-process/interview.html
Other Forms (if any)?
Direct Consular Filing Offered? Yes
If DCF Allowed: For all or only US citizen lawfully resident in country? Residents_Only
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend interview? Yes
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"? Advance
Did embassy schedule interview or could you walk-in? Embassy Scheduled
Visa issued same day? No
If not what's the waiting period? 3 days For Courier, please contact: Dennis Duma (DHL representative) on 071 484 2521 or dennis.duma@dhl.com Passport Collections at Consulate: Monday and Wednesday at 1pm
Is the Medical exam same day as interview? Prior to Interview
Cost of Medical Exam? Medical + X-rays + 2 Vaccines = R3997 (Johannesburg)
Vaccines given were: MMR + Polio

Don't forget to take with to the medical: interview letter, 2 x US passport photos + your vaccinations records (if applicable)

Cape Town:
The estimated cost of the medical will be � R2 300.00 � R3 300.00 per adult. (Depending on vaccinations being up to date)

Children under the age of 15yrs - the estimated cost of the medicals will be � R1 850.00 � R3 980.00 per child. (Depending on vaccinations being up to date)

Don't forget to take with to the medical: interview letter, 6 x ID photos + your vaccinations records (if applicable)

List of doctors? Johannesburg:
Dr. Junaid Hoosen 011 783 7320
Suite 108 Medical Mews, 64 Rivonia Road, Sandton City, 2196
(Estimated waiting time, including vaccinations - up to 3 hours)

Cape Town:
Dr. Marcus Brauer 021 419-1888
Suite 207, Level 2
Clock Tower Office Suites, V&A Waterfront
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical? 4
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview? 2
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview? 2 hours
Vaccination requirements? Please DO NOT go to a Dischem/Pharmacy and load up on all the vaccines on the required list below, as most are not age appropriate and/or seasonal and therefore not necessary. Bring your vaccination card (if applicable) to the medical. They will fax this to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to see which vaccines you need. (Only takes 10 minutes).

Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Influenza
Influenza type b (Hib)
Measles
Meningococcal
Mumps
Pneumococcal
Pertussis
Polio
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids
Varicella

Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate? Emerald Guesthouse and Airport Inn
Just around the corner from OR Tambo and provides a shuttle service to and from the airport free of charge. They also do a free shuttle service to and from Rhodesfield station where you can catch the Gautrein to Sandton (2 stops over). Sandton station is within walking distance (�750m) from the US Embassy.
Additional Info? Military Records:-
If you need to obtain military records, then you can contact for Discharge:-
SANDF, Command and Management, Information System Division, Documentation Centre
Private Bag X289, Pretoria, 0001, Tel: +27 12 322 6350, Fax +27 12 322 6360 or email at sandfdoc@mweb.co.za
For Excemption you can contact Military Veterans, HR Division, CD HR Management (Directorate HR Separation) Private Bag x976, Pretoria, 0001, Tel: +27 12 392 3129, Fax +27 12 392 3117.



At least 3 people from VJ successfully faxed documents to obtain interview date.


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