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The South African Consulate General
in Chicago, Illinois
200 South Michigan Avenue, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Tel. (312) 939-7929
Fax: (312) 939-2588

The South African Consulate General
in Los Angeles, CA
6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tel. (323) 651-0902
Fax: (323) 651-5969

The South African Consulate General
in New York City
333 East 38th Street,
9th Floor
New York NY 10016
Tel: (212) 213-4880
Fax: (212) 856-1575

The South African Embassy in Washington, DC
3051 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 232-4400
Fax: (202) 244-9417

Temporary South African Passport

Temporary Passport


Applicants for temporary passports must at the same time (simultaneously) apply for permanent passports.

Temporary passports are not accepted by some countries. It is the responsibility of the traveler to inquire with the countries to be visited before applying for a temporary passport. The Embassy/Consulate accepts no liability in this regard.


Checklist of Documents to be Submitted:

  • Full regular passport application. Application forms plus supporting documentation must be submitted in duplicate (two copies).
    Please ensure that you submit two sets of the application: a) the original application forms with supporting documents, and b) a copy of the complete set.
  • BI-73 Form – passport application form
  • `Two (2) passport size (2" x 2") photos. Please note that color photos which comply with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards for passports photo images are required for South African passport applications. [The holder's signature (persons 16 years old and above) is laser engraved into the passport. To ensure good quality scanned signature for laser engraving into the passport, the signature in the signature box on the passport application form should be in the middle of the box and must not touch the sides of the box. A medium point ballpoint pen should be used to sign the box]. Please ensure that your mouth is closed and that your teeth are not showing on the photo. Passport applications in which the photo and signature images do not meet quality standards will be rejected causing delays in the issuance of passports.
  • Fees and processing time
  • Where to submit your application