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AddressLevel 7, State Insurance Building
1 Willis Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand
Phonelocal: (04) 815.8484
international: +64.4.815.8484
Faxlocal: (04) 472.5010
international: +64.4.472.5010

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Shareen April
Mon, 28 Jan 2019 14:36 EST
Long Processing times of Passport Renewal
My family and I applied for renewal of passports in October 2017. My son and I received ours in April 2018. However my Husbands passport is yet to be received in 2019. No amount of phone calls to the consulate can inform what the problem is. Emails are unanswered even though I have notification it is read. I am sorely tempted to ask the NZ & SA media to seek the answers for me.
Roshini Moodley
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 16:40 EST
Passport renewal for South Africa
My South African passport expires in October 2019 and trying to understand what the process is. I live in Auckland and would appreciate advice on what to do< what forms to fill in and do I need to go to Wellington to get the process done.

My email is
Appreciate any assistance or guidance.
Dave Luke
Sun, 18 Nov 2018 19:50 EST
It's over a year, and I still did not receive my passport. The staff not helpful in resolving the problem.
Perhaps they should outsource this dept to another 4th world country
Alan Scott
Mon, 5 Nov 2018 18:24 EST
I have had nothing but excellent service from the SA High Commissioner's staff in Wellington. Every query has been answered within 24 hours and with total competence. Well done!
Rose Marie Martinez
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:26 EDT
Scammer-Michael Lekau
He puts his profile on catholic and then tends to be friendly and interesting. He then states he is going to South Africa gets stuck there with a medical problem and then has not renewed his Visa to come home. He asks for money every time he calls. He states he will pay it back as soon as he comes back to the states. He also states he has 2 grown daughters in college and is a wealthy man who drives a Mercedes, don't be fooled by this fool of a person. He is a money scammer so beware.
Thu, 3 May 2018 19:41 EDT
Passport Renewal
What is the point of having this website and inviting people to share their experiences when all they've had are bad experiences dealing with SA High Comm. nobody even bothers to read this and to reply to peoples complaints, it is so utterly frustrating when nobody can answer ones questions, one cannot get a status report, this is just typical of the way South Africa is heading, down the drain, I've been waiting for my passport (renewal) for 5 months, we have had to cancel our holiday which cost us a fair bit, we lost some of the deposit as a result, and now we have a few months within to use our tickets before the expire and there is still no word on my passport and nobody can tell me what's happening, I just give up dealing with these incompetent people, one of the Ladies I did manage to speak with was trying to be helpful but she said she was just as frustrated with the system as many people are and inundated with calls every day with the same problem, I don't even know what the point is of having a High Comm. if they can't assist their citizens, I am just to frustrated and personally will not advise anyone to visit South Africa, I will not be encouraging anyone I know to travel there because it's bloody embarrassing to be associated with them.
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:32 EST
Welcome to Africa
All too often I am reminded why I left South Africa. Readng through the commentry here I am not suprised. They are apathetic, lazy, incompetent and simply don't give a damn.
No suprises I'm afriad but there you go - Thats South Africa
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:33 EDT
Apply to renew passport
Anyone please let me know how can i apply for a new south african passport. I couldn't find any forms online for nz applicants. Tried ringing the phone number many times and no one answer. Thank you. Please let me know.
Claire Ogg
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:37 EDT
Renewal of SA passports for my daughters
I applied beginning of March for renewal of my teenagers passports, it is now the end of July. The frustrating thing is that NOBODY ANSWERS THE PHONE AT 048158484 !!
I urgently need their passports as we have to apply for our PR here before end August!!

Kaloniahi haare
Sat, 15 Jul 2017 10:41 EDT
Richard traut
I was also fooled by those same emails from Richard thinking it was real and sent my personal details which was a stupid mistake and I mentioned that I could not afford to pay the fees for the south African bank to release the money into my NZ account, poor persons name he used with my last name added to it.
He even assisted me in what to type in my email besides come up with a sad story about his unwell wife.

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