Travel to South Africa

Renewal of passport for adults over 18 in South Africa

The following are required for passport renewal. Please note! All submitted documents as originals

      When applying for a passport at the embassy of Sweden in Pretoria


      • You must prove your identity and your Swedish citizenship
      • You must apply in person at the embassy in Pretoria
      • The application is made by appointment only
      • The fee for the passport is paid by bank card (Visa or Mastercard) at the time of application at the embassy
      • The passport document is usually ready for collection in about 2-4 weeks
      • Collection by appointment only
      • The passport can, for an additional fee, be collected in person at the Swedish consulates in Cape Town, Gaborone or Windhoek
      • Fee - see price list


      Valid Identity

      • Valid Swedish passport
      • If the passport is stolen/lost, it must be reported to the police and the police report must be presented to the embassy.
      • If you cannot show a valid Swedish passport, you must present a South African valid photo ID with a clear signature to prove your identity.
      • If you do not have another valid photo ID, you can fill out a declaration of identity at the embassy and bring a person who can verify who you are. Approved certifiers must be able to present a valid photo ID with signature. Please bring a recent passport photo for the declaration. Approved certifiers are The Police Agency (


      Investigation of Swedish citizenship.

      (Examples of documents that may be needed to prove Swedish citizenship)


      • Relevant permit (entry permit/residence permit) in South Africa
      • South African ID for permanent residence
      • Proof of acquisition of Swedish citizenship from the Swedish Migration Agency
      • Proof of retention of Swedish citizenship after age 22 from the Swedish Migration Agency
      • Before 1 July 2001 citizenship declaration from Home Affairs on automatic acquisition of South African citizenship
      • After 1 July 2001 proof of acquisition of South African citizenship
      • Birth certificate with details of parents
      • Parents' marriage certificate

      NB! Sometimes other documents may be needed to prove Swedish citizenship

      Book an appointment
      (Booking is via the Swedish Migration Agency’s website)