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The Consulate in Johannesburg was founded on the 6th of February 1896 with jurisdiction for the Republic of South Africa and the Orange Free State.
After various events, it was reconfirmed as Consulate on the 20th of February 1948 and upgraded to Consulate General on the 24th of July 1962.
Since 1991 the Offices of the Consulate General of Italy in Johannesburg are located in Houghton, one of the city’s prime real estates, which has been developed at the end of the 19th century. The property belongs to the Italian Government.
A two storey building of valuable architectural style, it dates back to the 1920’s and has been properly refurbished according to its modern functionality.
The Passport and Visa Offices are located on the ground floor in two separate wings, separated by the main entrance and each office has its own hall for the public.