How To Apply For a South African Passport Online


If you are looking for information on how to apply for a South African passport online, then you are on the right page. eHomeAffairs has been made available by the Department of Home Affairs to enable you as a South African born citizen to apply for your Smart ID Card and/or passport online.

eHomeAffairs allows the following services:
  • Submit applications online
  • Upload supporting documents
  • Make online payments
  • And schedule a booking to visit a Home Affairs enabled Bank offices
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SA passport

Currently there are six types of South African passports which are issued to her citizens: Regular Passport, Maxi Passport, Child Passport, Official Passport, Diplomatic Passport, Tourist Passport. Temporary Passports has been discontinued from 1 September 2014.

How To Apply For A South African Passport Online

Listed Below are the steps to follow when you wanna apply for a passport online in South Africa

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Step 1: Register a profile on eHomeAffairs

Step 2: Capture the received OTP (one time PIN) to confirm your cellphone number

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Step 3: Login to your profile

Step 4: Capture the logon OTP (one time PIN) received via SMS

Step 5: Complete the application form

Step 6: Submit the completed application by selecting ‘Submit to Home Affairs’

Step 7: Upload required supporting documents if applicable

Step 8: Make the online payment

Step 9: Make a Booking at a Home Affairs enabled Bank office

Step 10: Print your Confirmation Letter

Hope you now understand the requirements and process on how to apply for a South African Passport online. If you have any comments or suggestions, you can comment below.


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