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Apply for a passport or travel document

Note: The Department of Home Affairs has launched an online booking system for some offices. For list of offices visit http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/notices/1557-branch-appointment-booking-.... To book an appointment go to https://services.dha.gov.za/#/authenticate/identity. 

You need a passport if you want to travel abroad.

A passport is a document issued by a national government for international travel and it certifies the identity and nationality of the holder.

You must have a South African identity document to apply for a passport, or if you are a child, a birth certificate.

If you are travelling on official government business, you may apply for an official passport. Diplomats get a diplomatic passport.

Find out more about passport or travel documents or contact the Department of Home Affairs.