Passport application procedure in South Africa

If you’re a South African citizen and planning on travelling to another country, you’ll need a South African passport. On this page you will find more helpful information.


There are different types of passports, with different application fees for each type.

Did you know you can now apply for your passport online? Visit the Department of Home Affairs website for more information about the requirements for online applications or continue reading to find out more about the different types of South African passports.

  • Tourist passport
  • Child’s passport
  • Official passports
  • Applying for Crew Member Certificates
  • Document for travel purposes


How to apply for a passport



Please contact your Home Affairs office  to confirm if they’re using the new biometric application system, or if you need to bring your own photos. 

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