A passport is a document issued by a national government for international travel and it certifies the identity and nationality of the holder.
Applicants should note that In terms of section 26(B) of the South African Citizenship Act, 1995, it is a punishable offence for a South African citizen of 18 years and older to leave or enter South Africa on a foreign passport.
South African passports and travel documents are issued in terms of the South African Passports and Travel Documents Act, 1994, and the related Regulations.
Permanent South African passports and travel documents (machine-readable documents) are printed only in Pretoria, South Africa, from where they are dispatched to the offices of application. Applications made within South African borders can be submitted to any office of the Department of Home Affairs; applications made outside of the country can be submitted to your nearest South Africa embassy or mission.
The days of standing in long queues to get your South African passport may soon be over.
The national Department of Home Affairs launched the eHomeAffairs portal earlier this year to allow South African to complete much of the process in cyberspace.