Staff, 2022-10-09 14:02:35,
Motsoaledi’s department says the changes to passport and travel document fees were informed by the outcome of a bench-marking exercise with other countries which found that South Africa’s tariffs were up to three times lower.
According to the department, the decision was also informed by the fact that production costs are much higher than what people are paying for our documents, which means the Government is heavily subsidising passport holders when such a subsidy is not realised for ordinary ID applicants.
“We believe that the people who are able to travel out of the country are financially better off than ordinary citizens and they don’t need to be subsidised in the manner we have been doing,” said Motsoaledi.
NEW FEES FOR PASSPORTS AND OTHER TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
The Department of Home Affairs says the new fee adjustments for passports and other official travel documents comes into effect on 1 November 2022. The department says the fees were last adjusted in 2011.
Application fees for a South African travel documents made in the country are as follows
• Adult passport R600 for 32 pages (current fee R400); R1 200 for 48 pages (maxi, current fee R800)
• Child passport R600 (currently R400)
• Official passport R600 (currently no charge)
• Diplomatic passport R600…
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