IDENTITY DOCUMENTS
Initial issue of an identity document 2 months Free
Re-issue of an identity document - R 20.00
Temporary identity document immediately if meets requirements R 20.00

 

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
Tourist passport: persons 16 years and older (32 Pages) 3 weeks R 190.00
Temporary passport 1 week R 90.00
Tourist passport: persons under 16 years 3 weeks R 145.00
Document for Travel Purposes 3 weeks R 145.00
Emergency travel certificate 1 week R 70.00
Maxi tourist passport (48 Pages) 3 weeks R 380.00
Official passport 3 weeks Free
Crew member certificate 1 week Free
Replacement of South African tourist  passports: (persons 16 and older) (32 pages) that runs out of blank visa pages 3 weeks R 145.00
Replacement of lost/stolen tourist passport: persons 16 and older 3 weeks R 380.00 *
Replacement of lost/stolen tourist passport: persons under 16 years 3 weeks R 290.00 *
Replacement of lost/stolen document for travel purposes 3 weeks R290.00 *
Replacement of lost/stolen maxi tourist passport 3 weeks R 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 weeks Free
Application for Naturalization 6 months R190.00
Application for Retention of Citizenship 4 weeks R 160.00
Application for exemption from loss of citizenship 4 weeks R 160.00
Application for resumption of citizenship 4 weeks R 160.00
Application for renunciation of citizenship 6 weeks Free
Determination of Citizenship Status 6 weeks Free
To whom it may concern letters (confirmation of status) 6 weeks R 70.00
Duplicate copy of naturalization certificate 6 weeks R 70.00

 

BIRTH CERTIFICATES
Register a birth (within 30 days after the birth) 1 day Free
Register a birth (late registrations): After 30 days, but before one year 1 day Free
Register a birth (late registrations): After one year, but before 15 years 1 day Free
Register a birth (late registrations): After 15 years 1 day Free
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 wedlock 6-8 weeks Free
Inserting the biological father’s particulars in the birth register of a child born out of wedlock 6-8 weeks R70.00
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 minor 6-8 weeks R70.00
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 death Same day Free
Application for a death certificate abridged 
unabridged
6-8 weeks (full)

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

 

Immigration Services

SOUTH AFRICAN VISAS
South African visa Min 5 days Approx R425 (amount varies due to currency exchange rates)
Visas for medical treatment R425 4 days
Visas for working in the entertainment industry R1 520 6 weeks
Visas for attending a conference R425 1-4 days
Visas for compliance of Treaty conditions R425 6 weeks
Visas for crew (maritime) R425 6 weeks
Visas for cultural / economic / social exchange programmes R425 6 weeks

 

TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMITS
Business permit 4 weeks R1520.00
Work permits (quota, general, exceptional skills, intra-company transfer) 4 weeks R1520.00
Corporate permits 4 weeks R1520.00
Study permits 6 weeks R425.00
Exchange permits 1 week R425.00
Retired persons’ permits 1 week R425.00
Relatives’ permits 1 week R425.00
Medical treatment permits 1-4 days R425.00

 

PERMANENT RESIDENCY PERMITS (IMMIGRATION)
Permanent Residence Permits ± 30 days R1 520.00 or
US$ 169 or
EU 152
Direct Residency Permits 8 months R1 520.00
Residency-on-Other-Grounds Permits 8 months R1 520.00