Department of Home Affairs (DHA)

Contact Details

DHA Head Office & Contact Centre

Telephone
Work 0800 601 190
Work +27 (0)12 406 2500
Work
Work
Fax
Fax
Email Address
Website
www.dha.gov.za
Address
Hallmark Building, 230 Johannes Ramokhoase Street
Pretoria (Tshwane), Gauteng,
South Africa

The Department of Home Affairs offers a multitude of services to the citizens of South Africa, as well as foreigners who wish to visit, work or stay in South Africa.

  • Forms will no longer be available from the Dept of Home Affairs website. Please visit your nearest Home Affairs office to obtain ORIGINAL APPLICATION FORMS & necessary information.

 

OFFICE HOURS: Offices open to the public as follows:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 to 15:30  |   Saturday8:30 to 12:30 (closed until further notice)   |   Every last Wednesday of the month: 9:00 to 15:30

ADVISORY: NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN TRAVELLING THROUGH SOUTH AFRICAN PORTS OF ENTRY - EFFECTIVE 1 JUNE 2015

 

To apply for the passport, you must submit the following documents:

  • A duly completed passport application Form DHA-73
  • Your original identity document and a copy, or a birth certificate and copy thereof if under 16
  • If under 18 years, parental consent for issuing of the passport. Please see Tourist passports: persons under 16 for the requirements
  • A completed determination of citizenship Form DHA-529  when applying from abroad
  • Present any existing valid tourist passport or if you have lost your passport or it has been stolen and you are applying for a new passport,  you must provide a loss of passport report (DHA-335 ) and confirmation that you reported the loss to the police
  • Two colour photographs that comply with the Passport and ID Photograph Specifications (NOT needed at smartcard offices as ID images are captured digitally)
  • Pay the prescribed fee for the passport

The Department of Home Affairs is proud to present eHomeAffairs to enable you as a South African born citizen to apply your Smart ID Card and/or passport online.

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

Note: A branch visit is mandatory for the capture and verification of your biometric detail (photos, fingerprints and signature). No appointment/booking is required to visit any Home Affairs office.