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Renewal of passport for children under 18 in South Africa

The following are required for passport renewal for children under 18 Please note! All submitted documents as originals

When applying for a passport for a child under 18 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 together with a parent or a legal guardian
  • You must have a written consent from both legal guardians (not older than one month)
  • If legal custody has been granted to one parent or to another person, legal proof of guardianship must be submitted with the application.
  • Passports (or other valid photo ID with a clearly visible signature) of both parents/legal guardian(s), or a notarized copy of same.
  • If born outside Sweden and never resided in Sweden, you must bring the birth certificate clearly showing the name of the parents
  • 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

  • Previous Swedish passport, valid or not
  • If the passport is stolen/lost, it must be reported to the police and the police report must be presented at the embassy
  • If you cannot show your previous passport, you must present another valid photo ID with a photograph and 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. Please also bring a recent passport photo for the form. 
    Approved certifiers must be able to present a valid photo ID with signature. Approved certifiers are The Police Agency (polisen.se)


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)

Last updated 05 Jun 2023, 2.12 PM