1

My South African passport is expiring in a few months' time. I would like to avoid having to travel back to SA from Italy where I am a permanent resident to renew it. I would have expected to find some relevant information regarding the process, expected timing and costs on the website, but alas, there is nothing useful at http://lnx.sudafrica.it/

I would like to know if 1. There is a place to find relevant documentation 1. If the process is obscure by design, are there agencies which could handle this for me?

Thanks,

1

The Consular Office Rome site gives no details about passport applications (which I assume would fall within the area of Civic services).

So calling them would probably be the best thing to do.

The Tourist passport: Persons 16 years and older doc file contains information that may be usefull to read beforhand.

  • this link was found at the South African Embassy in Germany

so may also apply to to Rome and Milan Consulates.

  • Applications submitted at the Embassy in Berlin or Consulate-General in Munich are sent free of charge to the Department of Home Affairs in Pretoria, where applications are finalised and new documents issued, with the diplomatic freight bag once a month. In the case of urgent applications, applicants may opt to organise and pay for a courier service to collect their applications from our office and have it delivered directly to the Department in Pretoria – applicants who would like to make use of this option should confirm this in writing when submitting their applications.
  • After the application has been sent to the Department of Home Affairs in Pretoria, it may take up to 6 months for the application to be finalised and the newly issued document to reach the office of application / South African mission abroad. Status / progress reports are not provided to applicants by the mission during the above-mentioned processing period; applicants may however contact the Department of Home Affairs Contact Centre themselves about their application status: HYPERLINK "mailto:hacc@dha.gov.za" hacc@dha.gov.za.

Consular Office Rome
The Consular Sections of the Embassy and the Consulate General of South Africa based in Rome and Milan , render an Immigration service to citizens of Italy, Malta, San Marino and Albania.
Civic services are also rendered to South African citizens in these regions.

Submission of Applications :
Monday-Friday 09: 00–12: 00 Saturday / Sunday Closed

Telephonic inquiries -

  • Monday-Thursday 1.30pm-4.30pm
  • Friday 12:00 - 13:30
  • Saturday / Sunday Closed

E-mail: rome.consular@dirco.gov.za
Tel: +39 06 85254262 ( Telephonic inquiries )
Fax: +39 06 84242237


Sources:

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.