FNB Passport Application – How to Apply South African Passport, FNB in partnership with the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has launched the application of Smart ID and passport (new/renewal) to the public.
FNB Passport Application Requirements.
To apply for the passport, you must submit the following documents: A duly completed passport application Form DHA-73. Your original identity document and a copy, or a birth certificate and copy thereof if under 16. If under 18 years, parental consent for issuing of the passport. All applications are done through eChannel.
What is eChannel?
eChannel is a web based tool that will enable eligible South Africans to apply for their Smart ID simply by visiting the Department of Home Affairs website, completing your details, paying for the document and securing an appointment to finalise the applications process. Unfortunately, no payment can be made by credit or cheque card in the branch.
Once the eChannel application is complete, The applicant will visit the branch at the selected time of their appointment. The applicant’s fingerprints and photographs will be captured to complete the process.
How to do FNB Passport Application
You may ask yourself on how do you apply for a passport at FNB? Now follow the following processes;
- Register + pay. Visit the Department of Home Affairs website. Select ‘eChannel‘
- Choose a branch + book your appointment. Login to your eChannel profile.
- After Applying online and collect at one of these FNB Branches: Lynnwood (Grove Shopping Mall), Centurion Lifestyle, 4 Merchant Place and Burgersfort at the date and time you have selected.
How long does it take to get a passport from FNB?
After doing FNB passport Application, Home Affairs will pop you SMSes as your passport details are submitted. You are required to collect in person as they take your fingerprints when you collect your new passport. It literally took 3 weeks, possibly 4 at the most.
Any queries regarding eChannel applications must be directed to the Department of Home Affairs call centre on 0800 60 11 90.