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Passport Services
Apply for or renew a U.S. Passport

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APPLY FOR A PASSPORT IN SOUTH AFRICA

For information on how to apply for a passport, please use the passport navigator below.  The navigator will ask a series of simple questions and help you make an appointment or provide instructions on how you can renew your passport without needing to visit the U.S. Consulate.

The processing time for routine passport applications is 2-4 weeks.  If you are traveling sooner and need a new passport, the navigator will provide instructions on how to obtain an Emergency Passport.