Consular

Consular

South African Consulate-General in HKSAR/MSAR can assist South Africans in the event of an emergency to:

  • issue emergency travel certificate or travel documents;
  • contact your relatives and friends for assistance (financial and flight tickets);
  • advise on how to transfer funds;
  • assist to obtain medical help;
  • assist in the event of a death;
  • assist and arrange evacuation of South African citizens from war zones and areas affected by natural disasters;
  • assist victims of robbery and other violence(non-financial);
  • assist in the location of missing persons;
  • help in the location of abducted children and attempt to reunite them with custodial parents;
  • arrange for next of kin to be informed of an accident or death and advise on procedures;
  • contact and visit SA citizens arrested or detained and, in certain circumstances, arrange for messages to be sent to relatives or friends;


South African missions abroad, and Consular staff in particular, cannot:

  • intervene in court proceedings;
  • get you out of prison;
  • give legal advice or instigate court proceedings on your behalf;
  • get better treatment for you in hospital or prison than is provided for local nationals;
  • investigate a crime;
  • pay your hotel, legal, medical or any other bills;
  • pay for your travelling expenses;
  • undertake work done by travel representatives, airlines, banks or motoring organisations;
  • obtain accommodation, work or a work permit on your behalf;
  • formally assist dual nationals in the country of their second nationality;
  • pay for the transport/conveyance or cremation of the mortal remains of SA citizens.