How To Renew Indian Passport In South Africa

A passport needs to be obtained where the existing Passports have run out of available pages for visas etc. A new passport can be issued one year before final expiry or on final expiry of any passport issued for full validity of 10 years (5 years in the case of minors).

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NB: All applicants are required to be present at the Visa Application Centre for individual processing of applications.

Reference instructions regarding issue/re-issue of Passports to Indian citizens:

  • A New / fresh Police Verification Report is mandatory for all cases of issue/re-issue of Passports and in certain cases passports will be issued/re-issued only after receipt of fresh Police Verification Report from the Indian authorities.

The following categories of applicants applying for fresh/re-issue of Passports may please be asked to submit documentary proof in support of such claim:

  1. Applicants who have been resident abroad (outside India) continuously for over 5 years and hold a Permanent Residence / Work Permit / Green Card or Permanent Visa;
  2. Application in respect of minors for a 5-year valid passport where the minor is born abroad and never resided in India during the preceding five years when application for re-issue is submitted by both parents along with Annexure ‘D’; and
  3. In case of application in respect of minors for fresh/re-issue of passport, the parent(s) need to submit an undertaking that the child has not acquired any foreign passport or foreign citizenship and that on acquiring of foreign citizenship, the Indian passport will be surrendered.

Cases of passport re-issue can be considered as follows:

  • If there are insufficient pages in the current passport / passport is lost or damaged
  • the validity of visa/ resident card has also expired
  • If the passport is expired and the visa/resident card is valid
  • If adding / deleting spouse name / change of name subsequent to marriage/divorce death of spouse etc.
  • If the applicant has changed their signature or any change of address
  • If the applicant has changed their appearance

Applicants should apply as per the jurisdictions mentioned below.

JURISDICTIONPROVINCES
JohannesburgGauteng, Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga provinces
DurbanKwa Zulu Natal, Free State and Eastern Cape Provinces
Cape TownWestern Cape and Northern Cape Province

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Kindly print the check list which corresponds with the service you wish to apply for and attach it with your application. It must be filled in and signed. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Print Passport Issue/Re-Issue Checklist

HOW TO APPLY

Once you have completed your application form and have all documents required for your application as per the checklists on our website, you may proceed to visit our application centres as per the jurisdiction:

JURISDICTIONPROVINCES
JohannesburgGauteng, Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga provinces
DurbanKwa Zulu Natal, Free State and Eastern Cape Provinces
Cape TownWestern Cape and Northern Cape Province

For more information on the location of our application centres please click here.

When attending the application centre, please ensure you have all of the required documents and completed application forms. Please note that any incomplete application would not be accepted.

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Link: Click Here

Important Notice: All applying in the Cape Town offices are required to use the link https://portal6.passportindia.gov.in to complete the online application form for Passport and PCC applications.

The Government of India has now introduced the Online Registration Form for all overseas Indian nationals seeking passport services. The procedure would now enable the Indian nationals residing overseas to obtain printed passports.

As a private outsourcing partner of the High Commission of India, Pretoria, VFS Visa Processing SA Pty Ltd has no influence over the content of the website or the form and are not in a position to modify its content or structure.

Instructions to fill in the online application form Click Here

Step 1:

Select “Online Registration Form”

Step 2:

Choose Mission: as per the jurisdictions mentioned below

JURISDICTIONPROVINCES
JohannesburgGauteng, Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga provinces
DurbanKwa Zulu Natal, Free State and Eastern Cape Provinces
Cape TownWestern Cape and Northern Cape Province

Step 3:

Fill details in online application form and click “Save & Continue”

Step 4:

Click “Generate PDF”

Step 5:

Take printout of the PDF File

Step 6:

Fill blank columns by blue/black pen and sign on all three pages

Step 7:

Schedule an appointment.

Kindly note it is mandatory to schedule an appointment prior to submission of any application, Please click here to schedule.

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