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Message from the Ambassador

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On behalf of the Embassy in Pretoria, I would like to welcome you to our website. I hope that you find it useful.

This Embassy represents Ireland in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our commitment to promote cordial relations and foster mutual understanding between the Government and people of Ireland and each of these countries is greatly supported by the longstanding presence of so many Irish citizens as integral members of the community in their adopted homes. The Irish community throughout Southern Africa is strong and thriving, and our work is made easy by the continuing activity of Irish associations, and the tremendous contribution of Irish religious and NGOs, in our countries of accreditation.

While the Embassy is located in South Africa, we represent all of you, and are here to assist with whatever queries you may have.

Finally, if you have any suggestions on how we might improve this website, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Go n-éirí an bother leat.

Ambassador Colin Wrafter.

WARNING: EU CITIZENS TRAVELLING TO SOUTH AFRICA WITHOUT AT LEAST TWO BLANK PAGES IN THEIR PASSPORTS – OR WITH PASSPORTS WHICH ARE DAMAGED IN ANY WAY – ARE LIKELY TO FACE IMMEDIATE DEPORTATION BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN AUTHORITIES

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