How Much Is Emergency Passport In south Africa

What is Emergency Passport?

South African citizens who have to travel urgently for reasons of death, sickness or other emergency / urgent matter are entitled to an emergency passport (travel certificate), which is valid for a maximum period of nine (9) months, but only for a single journey e.g. to return to the Republic of South Africa.

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How Much Is Emergency Passport In south Africa?

PASSPORTR400.00
Emergency Travel Certificate (BI-123)R140.00
Temporary PassportR180.00
Maxi Tourist PassportR600.00
Crew Member CertificateR350.00

Applying for an emergency travel document in South Africa

If your passport or identity card (ID card) is lost or stolen while you are in South Africa, follow these steps.

Check whether you need an emergency document

You do not always require an emergency or replacement document. Go to Lost or stolen passport or identity card to find out what to do in your situation.

If you require an emergency document, send an email

If you need an emergency document, email the embassy or consulate-general as soon as possible. See below for contact details.

Include the following information and documents, so that the embassy or consulate-general can process your application:

  • a scan or photograph of your lost or stolen passport or ID card;
    or:
    • your full name (as it appears in your lost or stolen passport or ID card);
    • your date of birth;
    • the name of the authority that issued your passport (mayor of…., ambassador to….., consul in…);
    • the date on which your lost or stolen passport or ID card was issued;
  • the telephone number on which you can be reached;
  • proof that you cannot postpone your journey, for example a travel itinerary, flight details, other reservations or a letter from your employer;
  • your current location.

Permission to issue an emergency travel document

After they have received your email, staff at the embassy or consulate will decide what travel document you require, based on your travel itinerary. This will either be:

  • a new passport or ID card;
  • a laissez-passer; or
  • an emergency passport

How long does it take to get an emergency passport South Africa?

Issuing a laissez-passer or emergency passport generally takes 1 to 3 working days.

Can I get an emergency South African passport?

South African citizens who have to travel urgently for reasons of death, sickness or other emergency / urgent matter are entitled to an emergency passport (travel certificate), which is valid for a maximum period of nine (9) months, but only for a single journey e.g. to return to the Republic of South Africa.

Can I travel back to South Africa with an expired passport?

Your passport should be valid for at least 30 days beyond your intended date of exit from South Africa, in line with South African immigration regulations.

However, some immigration officials still request that a passport should have at least 6 months validity on the date of entry to South Africa.

How many days will take to get a passport?

When a normal application is filed, the passport is issued to the applicant within 30-45 days while if the application is made under the Tatkaal mode, the passport is issued within 7-14 days.

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