Registration out of country will take place at all
Embassies, Consulates-General and High Commissions as
designated on the DIRCO website.
Citizens can check whether they are registered on the
votersˇ¦ roll via the website of the Electoral Commission
(EC) at www.elections.org.za.
If registered inside South Africa then it is not
necessary to register again abroad.
In order to be eligible to vote abroad, the voter will
have to inform the Chief Electoral Officer via the
completion of an online VEC10 of their intention to vote
outside of the country. The online VEC10 will only be
available on the website at www.elections.org.za
from the date that the NPE2019 election is proclaimed,
for a 15 day period.
Requirement for Registration
A comprehensive registration manual outlining out of
country registration procedures which includes all the
required forms will be made available. DIRCO staff will
assist voters with the following and forward the
documentation for processing.
In short, the following are needed for the voter to
An ID document or Smart ID card or Valid Temporary ID
Photocopy page 1 of the ID document/Smart ID Card.
A valid passport.
Apply to register in person at an Embassy,
Consulate-General or High Commission
Applicant to complete a REC1/OC form.
Please note that the period for registration at the
Liaison Office of South Africa (LOSA) is not yet open.
LOSA commits to inform our citizens through our website
and Facebook page of any new developments and logistical
arrangements for the 2019 elections. To date, LOSA does
not have any further instruction or information to share
regarding registration for the elections.