Population: 57,7 million (June 2018 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 11.12 ZAR (21 September 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).
Population: 57,7 million (June 2018 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 11.12 ZAR (21 September 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).

Regular South African passports - C$55 processing fee

Regular South African passports are issued to South African applicants who are 16 years old and older.

They are valid for ten years and are not renewable. When South African passports expire, new passport applications will have to be filled in.

Requirements:

Please ensure that you submit two sets of the application: (a) the original application forms with supporting documents, and (b) a copy of the completed set.
  • BI 73 – Passport Application form; with signature and left thumb print of people 16 years and older. Section B to be certified by an official who will take your left thumbprint. You have to sign section 'signature of the applicant' in the middle of the signature box if you are 16 and older. Page 2 is to be signed by ages 18+. Parents for 17 and below must sign page 2 including declaration. The address section is to be completed with your Canadian residential address and your telephone numbers.
  • BI 9 / DHA 9 form(COMPULSORY FOR ALL PEOPLE 16 YEARS AND OLDER) – Full set of fingerprints. This form must be submitted by applicants 16 years old and older. Complete in full and sign. Include email where possible. Fingerprints can be taken at the nearest police station, fingerprints taking centers or at our offices during hours that are open to the public. This form is not downloadable. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope with a request for BI-9 to receive this form. Please note that BI-9 is A-4 (30x21cms) size form, which may not be folded. Your stamped envelope should be able to fit an unfolded page
  • Requests submitted with no envelope or a wrong size envelope will be unattended.
  • BI 529 – Determination of citizenship; Compulsory for all applications. When fully completed please ensure that your form is signed and dated. Page 1 is about the applicant and when they left South Africa. Question nine is important and the reason why you left. Page 2 is about the applicant parents. Complete the information to the best of your ability even if parents are deceased. Don’t forget to sign and write your Canada residential address.
  • Divorce decree. To be submitted by divorced female applicants who wish to retain their maiden name. Those applicants who wish to change their surname to their new married surname should include a decree of divorce and their current marriage certificate;
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate. To be submitted by married women irrespective of whether they will or will not change their surname;
  • Submit Affidavit to change surname. To be submitted by recently married female applicants who would like:
    • their surnames to be changed accordingly,
    • to retain their maiden surnames, or
    • wish to use double–barrel surnames;
  • Certified copy of South African ID book and/or Birth Certificate;
  • Certified copy of Exemption Certificate in terms of section 6(2) of the South African Citizenship Act, 1995. To be submitted by applicants with dual citizenship or Notarized sworn affidavit stating that no other citizenship has been acquired;
  • Certified copy of Canadian Citizenship Certificate, PR card, study or work permit;
  • Notarized certificate of naturalization. To be submitted by applicants who are naturalized South Africans.
  • FOUR passport size photos with white background which must comply with the description below
  • certified copy of Current passport front page
  • If the passport is full before the expiry date please provide a written explanation that your passport is full and copies of the whole passport.
  • Money order for C $ 55 made payable to the South African High Commission or South African Consulate General or cash exact amount only if you do a walk in at our office.
  • Self addressed Express post/ Priority Canada Post self-addressed envelope
  • Photographs. See this poster
  • The photographs must be:
    • Four identical colour photos for passports
    • be taken with a WHITE background
    • 35mm in width and 45mm in height also called immigration size in Canada
    • a close-up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70 - 80% of the photograph
    • of high quality with no ink marks or creases and not damaged
    • show you looking directly at the camera
    • have appropriate brightness and contrast
    • be printed on high-quality photo paper
    • show your natural colour
    • show your eyes open and clearly visible - no hair across your face
    • show you facing square onto the camera, not looking over one shoulder (portrait style) or tilted
    • show both edges of your face clearly
    • be taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows or flash reflections on your face and no red-eye
    • show you alone (no chair backs, toys or other people visible)













South African High Commission – Ottawa South African Consulate-General – Toronto:
15 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1M 1M8

Tel: (613) 744 0330
Fax: (613) 741 1639


Mon to Thu: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
110 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 600
Toronto, ON
M2N 6Y8

Tel: (416) 944 8825
Office faxline: (416) 944 0925
Direct Office Faxline: (416) 944 0419

Mon to Thu: 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM