OFFICE HOURS

Offices open to the public as follows:

 

Monday to Friday: 8:00 to 16:00
Saturday: 8:30 to 12:30 (closed until further notice)
Every last Wednesday of the month: 9:00 to 16:00


IDENTITY DOCUMENTS
Initial issue of an identity document2 monthsFree
Re-issue of an identity document-R 20.00
Temporary identity documentimmediately if meets requirementsR 20.00

 

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
Tourist passport: persons 16 years and older (32 Pages)3 weeksR 190.00
Temporary passport1 weekR 90.00
Tourist passport: persons under 16 years3 weeksR 145.00
Document for Travel Purposes3 weeksR 145.00
Emergency travel certificate1 weekR 70.00
Maxi tourist passport (48 Pages)3 weeksR 380.00
Official passport3 weeksFree
Crew member certificate1 weekFree
Replacement of South African tourist  passports: (persons 16 and older) (32 pages) that runs out of blank visa pages3 weeksR 145.00
Replacement of lost/stolen tourist passport: persons 16 and older3 weeksR 380.00 *
Replacement of lost/stolen tourist passport: persons under 16 years3 weeksR 290.00 *
Replacement of lost/stolen document for travel purposes3 weeksR290.00 *
Replacement of lost/stolen maxi tourist passport3 weeksR 760.00 *
  • Double the current tariff for the document concerned : Provided that where the document had been lost/stolen/ damaged through no negligence on the part of the holder, only the normal fee will be payable
  • For applications from abroad for regular passports - time to reach SA must be added to issuing time

 

CITIZENSHIP
Registration of Foreign Birth (Citizenship by descent)8 weeksFree
Application for Naturalization6 monthsR190.00
Application for Retention of Citizenship4 weeksR 160.00
Application for exemption from loss of citizenship4 weeksR 160.00
Application for resumption of citizenship4 weeksR 160.00
Application for renunciation of citizenship6 weeksFree
Determination of Citizenship Status6 weeksFree
To whom it may concern letters (confirmation of status)6 weeksR 70.00
Duplicate copy of naturalization certificate6 weeksR 70.00

 

BIRTH CERTIFICATES
Register a birth (within 30 days after the birth)1 dayFree
Register a birth (late registrations): After 30 days, but before one year1 dayFree
Register a birth (late registrations): After one year, but before 15 years1 dayFree
Register a birth (late registrations): After 15 years1 dayFree
Register a birth outside South Africa--
Application for a birth certificate
6-8 weeks
R70.00

 

AMENDMENTS TO THE BIRTH REGISTER
Re-registration of a child born out of wedlock6-8 weeksFree
Inserting the biological father’s particulars in the birth register of a child born out of wedlock6-8 weeksR70.00
Inserting a forename or surname in a birth register of a person registered without a forename or surname--
Altering a forename--
Altering the surname of a minor6-8 weeksR70.00
Assuming a different surname-R325.00
Changing gender-R70.00
Rectifying the date of birth, gender or place of birth in the birth register  

 

ADOPTION
Record an adoption-tariffs change annually
Amendment of the child’s surname to that of the adoptive parents-R 70.00

 

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES
Register a marriage-Free
Applying for a marriage certificate
6-8 weeks
tariffs change annually 
R 70.00
Consent to a  marriage of a minor--
Letter of confirmation of marital status-R 50.00
Verify marital status online--

 

DEATH CERTIFICATES
Register a deathSame dayFree
Application for a death certificateabridged 
unabridged
6-8 weeks (full)

R 70.00 /tariffs change annually
Register a death outside South Africa--

 

Immigration Services

SOUTH AFRICAN VISAS
South African visaMin 5 daysApprox R425 (amount varies due to currency exchange rates)
Visas for medical treatmentR4254 days
Visas for working in the entertainment industryR1 5206 weeks
Visas for attending a conferenceR4251-4 days
Visas for compliance of Treaty conditionsR4256 weeks
Visas for crew (maritime)R4256 weeks
Visas for cultural / economic / social exchange programmesR4256 weeks

 

TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMITS
Business permit4 weeksR1520.00
Work permits (quota, general, exceptional skills, intra-company transfer)4 weeksR1520.00
Corporate permits4 weeksR1520.00
Study permits6 weeksR425.00
Exchange permits1 weekR425.00
Retired persons’ permits1 weekR425.00
Relatives’ permits1 weekR425.00
Medical treatment permits1-4 daysR425.00

 

PERMANENT RESIDENCY PERMITS (IMMIGRATION)
Permanent Residence Permits± 30 daysR1 520.00 or
US$ 169 or
EU 152
Direct Residency Permits8 monthsR1 520.00
Residency-on-Other-Grounds Permits8 monthsR1 520.00




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DISCUSSION PAPER ON
REPOSITIONING DHA


NOTICE on PRP RE-APPLICATION



Visas / Permits Compliance and Cancellations of Visas

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