Passport

Issueing of Passport

Österreichischer Reisepass

On this page you will find information about Austrian passports, passport regulations and the documents required to issue a passport.

In order to receive an appointment it is mandatory to make an Online Reservation - go to the Link "On the subject"

 

 

Austrian EU passport (ten-year validity)

Since June 16, 2006, new passports have been issued which comply with the latest safety technology. They contain an electronic component ("chip") on which, in addition to the personal data appearing in the passport, passport photo and signature are also stored.

In order to meet the new safety criteria, the application is only possible in person! (Attention: Passports can also be applied for directly at the Honorary Consulate General in Windhoek and Cape Town!)

Please note that your main residence must be in the operational area of the Austrian Embassy Pretoria. If you have your main residence in Austria, you have to unsubscribe (or re-register for a secondary residence) with the responsible registration office before applying.

Since 15 June 2009, no new child participation is possible. Existing child subscriptions have expired on 15 June 2012. The validity of the passport, in which the child participation is located, remains unaffected.

All non-Austrian (eg South African birth or marriage certificates) documents are to be presented in the certified original (with the Hague Apostille or over-certification - see link "On the Subject" ) and with a copy thereof.  

For the issueing of the passport the following documents are to be submitted:

1. Application form and declaration (Personenstandserklärung), completed and signed. For minors (under 18 years of age), in addition to page 2 of the application form, the declarations of consent of the legal representatives. The signature must be made in person at the Embassy. In case of joint custody, both parents have to sign the application. In case of divorced marriage: the parent to whom custody has been granted. A corresponding custody order must be submitted. In the case of illegitimate children, the mother is in principle entitled to represent, in shared custody of the consent of both parents u. a separate consent form is required (see below).

2. Birth Certificate (when born in South Africa - Full or Unabridged )

3. Austrian citizenship certificate

4. If applicable: Marriage Certificate (when married in South Africa - Full or Unabridged)

5. If applicable: divorce decree (s)

6. If applicable: Proof of obtaining an academic degree ATTENTION: Only academic degrees awarded by a recognized Austrian post-secondary educational institution or another EU or EEA country may be registered (see link NARIC "On the subject").

7. Former Austrian passport

8. One passport photo The passport photo must meet the strict EU passport photo criteria. It is important to follow the instructions on passport photo criteria (see Link "On the subject").

9. SA ID document

10. Consular fee: € 76, - (to be paid in cash or by credit card in Rand)

Further important information about the passport application you will find links "On the Subject":

Childrens Passport, Minors

Kinderpass

Children up to the age of 12 will be issued with a so-called "child passport". The validity of the passports for children depends on the age of the children and amounts to 2 years up to the age of 2 and 5 years from the 2 to 12 years. From the 12th birthday, a passport with electronic data carrier (chip) must be issued (valid for 10 years).

All non-Austrian documents (eg South African birth or marriage certificates)  are to be presented in the certified original (with the Hague Apostille or over-certification - see link "On the Subject" ) and with a copy thereof.

1. Application form and declaration (Statement for Minors- see Link "On the subject"), completed and signed. For minors (under 18 years of age), in addition to page 2 of the application form, the declarations of consent of the legal representatives (Consent of parents - see Link "On the subject"). The signature must be made in person at the Embassy. In case of joint custody, both parents have to sign the application. In case of divorced marriage: the parent to whom custody has been granted. A corresponding custody order with legal opinion must be submitted. In the case of illegitimate children, the mother is in principle entitled to represent, in shared custody of the consent of both parents u. a separate consent form is required (see below).

2. Birth certificate (Full Birth Certificate) of the child

3. Proof of Austrian citizenship of the child 

4. If applicable (Full Marriage Certificate) of the parents

5. Official photo IDs of the guardians (Austrian passport and ID-Book)

6. Old Austrian passport, if available

7. One passport photo:  The passport photo must meet the strict EU passport photo criteria. It is important to follow the instructions on passport photo criteria (see Link "On the subject").

8. SA ID document (from age 16) and/or South African passport  when no ID document available

9. Consular fees: (to be paid in cash or by credit card in Rand)
children from age 12: € 76,--
children (2-12 years): € 30,--
for children until age 2 it is free of charge

Important Information: Existing child subscriptions have expired on 15 June 2012. The validity of the passport, in which the child participation is located, remains unaffected.