Regular South African passports are issued to South African
applicants who are 16 years old and older. They are valid for 10
years and are not renewable. When South African passports
expire, new passport applications will have to be filed.
Please ensure that
you submit three sets of the application: a) the original
application forms with supporting documents, and b) a copy of
the completed set.
Checklist of Documents to be Submitted:
Passport Application form; with signature and left thumb
print. Finger prints are taken at LOSA.
of citizenship. This form must be completed by all
form íV Full set of fingerprints on DHA-9 form.This
form is not downloadable. This form must be submitted by
applicants 16 years old and above. Finger prints are taken at
LOSA. Electronic fingerprints on police cards are not
To be submitted by all divorced applicants;
Notarized Marriage Certificate.
To be submitted by married applicants irrespective of whether
they will or will not change their surname;
Written Request to Change "Surname".
To be submitted by married female applicants who would like:
retain their maiden surnames, or
wish to use doubleíVbarrel surnames;
of South African Passport (will be certified at LOSA please
bring the original)
of South African Identity Book or Birth certificate will be
certified at LOSA please bring the original)
Notarized Copy of Retention/Exemption Letter,
for those who have dual citizenship;
Certificate of Naturalization.
To be submitted by applicants who are naturalized South Africans
will be certified at LOSA please bring the original)
Loss of Passport Report
and Police Report for Loss of Passport.
To be submitted by applicants who lost their passports and are
applying for a new passport;
Four (4) passport size photos (2"
x 2") Please note that color photos which comply with the
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards for
passports photo images
are required for South African passport applications.
Please take note of the following:
holder's signature (persons 16 years old and above) is laser
engraved into the passport. To ensure good quality scanned
signature for laser engraving into the passport, the signature
in the signature box on the passport application form should be
in the middle of the box and must not touch the sides of the
medium point ballpoint pen should be used to sign the box.
Please ensure your mouth is closed and that your teeth are not
showing on the photo.
Passport applications in which the photo and signature images do
not meet quality standards will be rejected causing delays in
the issuance of passports.