Applicants for Emergency travel certificates are now required to come collect their certificates from the South African Consulate General or the South African High Commission in person. This applies to all applicants aged 16 and older.
Applications and money orders can be mailed in to start the process to obtain approval from the Department of Home affairs. This takes about 10 business days.
Applicants will receive an email to inform them when to come to collect certificates after The Consulate or The High Commission has received the approval. The Consulate or the High Commission will administer final fingerprints required to authenticate the Travel Certificate.