Process for Applying South African Passport

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Process for Applying South African First Time Adult Passport:

South African Passport is a travel document issued to the citizens of Republic of South Africa by the Department of Home Affairs. South African Passport confirms the Identity & nationality of the holder and facilitates the holder for International travel. Citizens of South Africa who reside in South Africa & overseas can apply for Passport by following these simple steps

Step 1: Eligibility

Step 2: Application Form & Filling the Application Form

Step 3: Required Documents

Step 4: Passport size Photos & Photo requirements

Step 5: Passport Fees & Mode of Payment

Step 6: Check List for Lodging the Application Form

Step 7: Lodging the Application Form

Step 8: Collecting your Passport

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Step 1- Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a South African Citizen
  • Applicant’s age must be 16 years or above
  • Applicant must have a valid Identification Proof

Applicants who are applying for South African Passport, first they must check their eligibility for applying Passport.

To check eligibility please Click here: (https://ehome.dha.gov.za/eChannel/Home/UserFiltering)

Step 2- Application Form:

South African Citizens can get the Passport Application form in 3 ways

  • Applicant can apply online by visiting the official website
  • Applicant can download the application form by visiting the official website
  • Applicant can get the application form any nearest Passport office

For applying online click here: (https://ehome.dha.gov.za/eChannel/Home/UserFiltering)

To download the application form click here: (https://ehome.dha.gov.za/eChannel/Home/UserFiltering)

Note:

All the Applicants who are applying for South African Passport for the first time, they have to submit the Application form in person

Process for Filling the Application Form online:

Step 1: Visit the Official Passport website

Step 2: Check your eligibility

Step 3: After confirming the eligibility, fill the complete application form with correct details & take the print of the filled application form

Step 4: Attach 2 most recent & identical colour photos

Step 5: Attach the required documents

Step 6: Pay the prescribed fees (fees can be paid by Credit card/Debit card/Certified Cheque/Money order)

Step 7: Lodge you application form personally at your nearest Passport Agency

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Process for Filling the Application Form normally:

Step 1: Visit a nearest Passport office

Step 2: Take an Application form (DHA-73)

Step 3: Fill the complete application form with correct details

Step 4: Attach 2 most recent & identical colour photos

Step 5: Attach the required documents

Step 6: Pay the prescribed fees (fees can be paid by Credit card/Debit card/Certified Cheque/Money order)

Step 7: Lodge you application form personally at your nearest Passport Office

Step 3- Required Documents:

Citizens of South Africa who are applying for Passport must submit the following Certificates

  • Completely filled DHA-73Passport Application form
  • South African Identity Card
  • Parental Consent (If the applicant is under 18 years)
  • 2 identical & most recent colour photos

To know more details on required documents click here: (http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/civic-services/travel-documents)

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Step 4-Passport size Photos & Photo requirements:

Applicants Photo is more important for security reasons & if the applicant’s photo does not reach the requirements prescribed by the South African Passport office, application may not be forwarded. Applicants who are applying Passport they must submit 2 identical colour photos which meets the following requirements.

  • 2 most recent colour photos
  • Photos should be identical & less than six months old
  • Photos should be with good quality & colour gloss prints
  • Photos should be clear, sharp & in focus

To know more details on Photo specifications click here: (http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/civic-services/travel-documents)

Step 5- Passport Fees & Mode of Payment:

Passport Fees:

  • Passport – R400

Passport fees can be paid by Credit card or Debit Card or Certified cheque or postal order or Cash

To know more details on Passport fees click here: (http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/fees)

Step 6- Check List for Lodging the Application Form:

  • Completely filled DHA-73 Passport application form
  • Original documents required for applying passport
  • 2 most recent photos
  • Photo copy of Identification proof
  • Passport fees receipt

Step 7- Lodging the Application Form:

Applicants after completing all the above formalities, Passport application form must be submitted personally at their nearest passport office.

Note: All type of First time applicants must submit their Passport application form in person

Step 8- Collecting your Passport:

After the successful submission of your passport application form along with photo & required documents you will get the Passport by registered post

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