Maxi passports are issued to applicants who are 16 years old and
Maxi passports are 48-page documents meant for frequent
travelers. They are the same as regular passports (valid for 10
years) except that they have extra pages to provide for more
Checklist of Documents to be Submitted:
plus supporting documentation must be submitted in duplicate. It
has been noted that some applicants submit application forms in
duplicate but supporting documents (determination of
citizenship, divorce decrees, marriage certificates, etc.) are
still being sent without copies. Please ensure that you submit
three sets of the application: a) the original application
forms with supporting documents, and b) a copy of the complete
Passport Application form; with signature and left thumb
print. Finger prints will be taken at LOSA
form íV Full set of fingerprints.
This form must be completed by applicants 16 years old and
above. Finger prints will be taken at LOSA
íV Determination of citizenship.
This form must be completed by applicants who are 16 years old
To be submitted by all divorced applicants;
Notarized Marriage Certificate.
To be submitted by all married applicants irrespective of
whether they will or will not change their surname;
Written Request to Change "Surname".
This is to be submitted by married female applicants who would
retain their maiden surnames or
Notarized Copy of South African Identity Book or Birth
Notarized Copy of Retention/Exemption Letter,
for those who have dual citizenship;
Notarized certificate of Naturalization.
To be submitted by applicants who are naturalized South
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.