How to apply for a South African ID or Passport online
The link below will take you to an article explaining how the process works. Biometrics are required (done when collecting the passport) but you can opt to go to a Home Affairs branch (with a queue) or make an appointment at qualifying bank branches (listed in the article). The online service on the Home Affairs site is at https://ehome.dha.gov.za/echannel.
|How to apply for a South African passport online - In Africa and Beyond
South Africans can now apply for or renew their expired passports over the Internet. I did it. Learn how to apply for a passport online here.