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US Immigration Update: On October 2, 2020 the U.S.C.I.S. will implement new increases for many Immigration applications and benefits. All applicants who want to apply for the following application types and benefits will see a dramatic increase in fees.

All applications postmarked on or after October 2, 2020 will cost you hundreds or thousands in extra fees. See the chart below to see the differences in the current vs new fees.

Current vs New Fee Increases

Form #Immigration ApplicationCurrent FeesNew FeesExtra Fees% Increase
N-400U.S. Citizenship$640$1,170$530+83%
I-130/I-485Family Green Cards$1,760$2,860$1,100+62%
I-751Petition to Remove Conditions$595$760$165+28%
I-765Employment Authorization (EAD) - (Non-DACA)$410$550$140+34%

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South Africa - Johannesburg Field Office

Service Area

The Johannesburg Field Office has jurisdiction over U.S. immigration matters in the following countries: South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Namibia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Madagascar, Botswana, Comoros Islands, and Mauritius.

Street Address
United States Consulate General
1 Sandton Drive
Sandhurst
Johannesburg, South Africa
Mailing Address from the US
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Department of State
2500 Johannesburg Street
Washington, D.C. 20521-2500
CONGEN USDHS/CIS
Mailing Address from Outside the US
American Consulate General
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
P.O. Box 787197
Sandton
2146
Johannesburg, South Africa
Express Mail Address
American Consulate General
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
1 Sandton Drive
Sandhurst
2196
Johannesburg, South Africa

Office Location

We are located at 1 Sandton Drive on the corner of Sandton and Rivonia Roads. (Opposite Sandton City Shopping Mall).

Hours of Operation

The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The office is closed on all South African and American holidays.

Phone, Fax Numbers and E-mail

Phone

27 11 290 3230
(Daily calling hours are from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM only.)

Visiting the office in person

Appointments:

To file applications with USCIS or to speak to someone in person, we recommend that an appointment be made in advance by calling the above number or e-mailing your request.

Walk-ins:

The Johannesburg Field Office is open for walk-in on Thursdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Public Transportation

Information not available.

Parking & Handicap Accessibility

  • Pay parking is available at the Sandton City Mall. Parking within the consulate is not available.
  • Accessibility for individuals with special needs is available upon request prior to your appointment.

Paying Fees

Fees for applications and petitions are listed on the Forms section of the USCIS website. The fees for all applications and petitions submitted to this office must be paid with either U.S. dollars, South African Rand, Credit Card, or a South African Bank issued check in a Rand amount. All checks must be made payable to the "United States Disbursing Officer" please contact our office for the exchange rate and more details related to this form of payment. No personal checks are accepted.

Forms

Immigration forms are available under the Forms section of the USCIS website.

Visas

For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the U.S. Department of State website. You may also check the following websites southafrica.usembassy.gov and www.usvisa-southafrica.com

Form I-130

The USCIS office at the US consulate will accept I-130 Visa petitions from US citizens who reside in South Africa. US citizens who reside in the United States should file at USCIS offices located in the US. Please consult the USCIS website for forms, fees and filing instructions.

Form N-400

USCIS offices overseas are only authorized to process applications for Naturalization for active duty military members and certain eligible family members. See the Citizenship section of the USCIS Website for Naturalization eligibility criteria and the proper filing procedures.

Form I-131 Parole

The Johannesburg Field Office does not issue Humanitarian Parole. Instructions on how to file an application for Humanitarian Parole are located on Form I-131.

Individuals must apply for parole by submitting their applications to:

For US Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries:

USCIS Dallas Lockbox
USCIS
PO Box 660865
Dallas, TX. 75266

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: HP
2501 S. State Hwy 121,
Business Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

Form I-131 Re-entry

The Johannesburg Field Office does not issue or extend Re-Entry Permits.
Instructions on how to obtain or replace a Re-Entry Permit are found in the How Do I Get A Travel Document section on the USCIS website.

Transportation Boarding Letters

DHS Customs and Border Protection (CBP) may issue a transportation letter to Lawful Permanent Residents, whose documents have been lost or stolen, provided eligibility criteria are met.

Please contact Tarance Drafts, CBP attaché, at 27 11 290 3080 or 3225.

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