How To Renew Your South African Passport Online

Follow these easy steps for applying for a South African passport renewal.

You’ve made the bold move of turning your travel dreams into reality!

You could be planning to jet off to Thailand with friends, a romantic getaway to Mauritius, or making huge career moves by landing that dream job in Dubai. What an exciting feeling it is to finally fly to the destination you’ve always dreamed of.

But wait, you’ve just realised your passport has expired and you’re in need of a South African passport renewal. Suddenly, your excitement for island hopping or shopping in world-class malls is taken over by the all-too-familiar Home Affairs queues and (quite literally) having to get your affairs in order.

Well, you’ll be delighted to know that the angst of waiting in long queues at Home Affairs can be avoided!

South African citizens can apply via the eHomeAffairs website.

Please note, you will need Internet banking to proceed with your online passport application. Applicants will have to go to a Home Affairs branch to capture their biometrics and collect their passport. Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria residents also have the option of recording their biometrics and collecting their renewed passport at specific Absa, FNB, Standard Bank or Nedbank branches.

Follow these easy steps for applying for a South African passport renewal, and you’ll be booking your ticket to your dream destination in no time!


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