South African passport and travel document fees to increase on 01 November 2022
On 06 October 2022, the Department of Home Affairs Gazetted the decision to increase the application fee of South African passports as well as travel documents, effective 01 November 2022.
The new fee took quite a hefty jump, in fact, South Africans can now expect to pay double the fee from November 2022. The new fees are as follows and note the places of application-
Passports and travel documents within South Africa:
Adult passport of 32 pages - R600
Adult passport of 48 pages (maxi) - R1 200
Child passport - R600
Official passport - R600
Diplomatic passport - R600
Re-application with old maxi passport - R1 200
Document for travel purposes - R600
Crew member certificate - R600
Passport and travel documents at SA missions abroad:
Adult passport of 32 pages - R1 200
Adult passport of 48 pages (maxi) - R2 400
Child passport - R1 200
Emergency travel certificate - R140
If you are applying for a replacement of a lost, stolen, child passport, damaged passport, emergency passport, temporary passport or crew member certificate for travel purposes, the fee shall be doubled, provided that in instances where the documents referred to was lost, stolen or damaged through no negligence on the passport of the applicant. If no negligence was involved, the normal fee will apply.
It is advised that applicants apply for their new South African passports, if possible, before 01 November 2022.