Please e-mail the following documentation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Certified copy of the first page of the foreigner’s passport
  • Certified copy of the temporary residence visa in the foreigner’s passport indicating the purpose for which the visa was issued
  • Letter from the foreigner’s employer / learning institution that the foreigner has left their employment / learning institution
  • South African Foreign Offices – for the purpose of refunding repatriation deposits – a copy of the departure stamp in the foreigner’s passport confirming the departure of the person


The e-mail server of the Department of Home Affairs can only accommodate documentation up to and including 4 mega-bites of data per document e-mailed at a time. Any document larger than this will unfortunately be returned as unattended and will therefore not receive any attention. If your document exceeds 4 mega-bites, you are welcome to send more than one e-mail message.