PASSPORTS

Passport Application Guidelines 

Applicants are requested to send their passport applications by  courier to the following address:

High Commission of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana 

Grosvenor Place/Suite H, Third Floor 

235 Grosvenor Street (between Pretorius and Church  streets) 

Hatfield 0081, Pretoria 

South Africa 

Tel:+27 (0) 12 941 1694  

 E-mail: consularservices@hcguyana.co.za 

Alternatively, applicants can request an appointment using the  abovementioned email address, in order to submit their passport  applications by hand during the following Consular working hours:

Consular working hours: 9:30 am to 13.30 pm from Monday  to Friday. 

Procedure 

Please be advised as follows: 

• The old Guyana passports are no longer being renewed with effect from  December 2014. In light of this, a new machine readable passport will  be needed for holders of the old Guyana passports.

Please be advised as follows: 

• The old Guyana passports are no longer being renewed with effect from  December 2014. In light of this, a new machine readable passport will  be needed for holders of the old Guyana passports.

• When an application is made at the High Commission, it has to be  forwarded to the authorities in Guyana for processing. Once the  application process is completed and the application approved, the new  Passport will be forwarded to the High Commission for issuance to the  applicant.  

• Application forms must be completed by the applicant in duplicate.

Passport Application Form
• Failure to complete the form properly; as well as to provide supporting  documents, would result in applications being rejected or delay the  processing of the application. 

 

Requirements: 

• The following documents are to be submitted when applying for a new  passport: 

First Time Applicants:- 

– Completed application form in duplicate (endorsed by the Recommender, as required on page 3 of the application form:  Section 7: Reference.) 

– 2 coloured passport-size photographs of applicant on white  background (endorsed by the Recommender) – Please do not  let the Recommender stamp at the back of the photographs and  do not use staples or paper clips on the photographs. Kindly place  the endorsed photographs in a small envelope and submit with  the application form and supporting documents. 

– Original Birth Certificate or notarized copy of the Birth Certificate. – Photo identification (Identification Card, Driver’s Licence, etc.). – Notarized copy of Adoption Certificate (if adopted). 

– Notarized copy of Certificate of Naturalization/Registration as a  Guyanese, if applicable.

– Legible signature in the designated box at the top of page 2 of the  application form and in the designated space on page 3, Section  6: Declaration. – Name change documents (married certificate, deed poll, etc.) – Original or notarized copies.

Passport Renewal:- 

– Completed application form in duplicate (endorsed by the Recommender, as required on page 3 of the application form:  Section 7: Reference.) 

– 2 coloured passport-size photographs of applicant on white  background (endorsed by the Recommender) – Please do not  let the Recommender stamp at the back of the photographs and  do not use staples or paper clips on the photographs. Kindly place  the endorsed photographs in a small envelope and submit with  the application form and supporting documents. 

– Name change documents (married certificate, deed poll, etc.) – Original or notarized copies. 

– Existing Guyana passport or two (2) notarized copies of the passport bio-data page. 

– Legible signature in the designated box at the top of page 2 of the  application form and in the designated space on page 3, Section  6: Declaration. 

– In the case of a lost or damaged passport, a Police Report,  Affidavit and original Birth Certificate needs to be submitted with  the application.Lost Passport Form

Children under the Age of 18:- 

– Completed application form in duplicate (endorsed by the Recommender, as required on page 3 of the application form:  Section 7: Reference.) 

– Parent’s photo identification (Identification Card, Driver’s Licence or bio-data page of valid passport.) 

– Original birth certificate in case of first time applicant. 

– Notarized copy of Certificate of Registration as a Guyanese, if  applicable, in case of first time applicant. 

– Existing Guyana passport or two (2) notarized copies of the passport bio-data page, in case of renewal. 

– Parent needs to sign page 3 (upper part) of the application form. 

– 2 coloured passport-size photographs of applicant on white  background (endorsed by the Recommender) – Please do not  let the Recommender stamp at the back of the photographs and  do not use staples or paper clips on the photographs. Kindly place  the endorsed photographs in a small envelope and submit with  the application form and supporting documents. 

– Legible signature in the designated box at the top of page 2 of the  application form and in the designated space on page 3, Section  6: Declaration. 

– Children 10 years and older are required to sign on their  application form. 

Note: 

✓ All applicants are required to submit their Proof of Payment (Deposit  Slip) with their passport application.

✓ An applicant who is applying for the first time or who has the old Guyana  Passport (Green Book) and do not have any form of photo identification  can be identified by their nearest relative such as their mother, father,  brother, sister, husband or wife with a copy of their Identification Card 

and birth certificate. If it is the Recommender identifying the applicant,  he/she would have to provide a Statutory Declaration and copy of their  Identification Card or bio-data page of their passport. 

Passport Application Fees:- 

South African Rand 1,600.00 for Nationals residing in South  Africa. For nationals residing out of South Africa the fee is  US$125.00. 

– Lost Passport Fee – South African Rand 2,800 for Nationals  residing in South Africa. For Nationals residing out of South  Africa the fee is US$225. 

Please note the abovementioned fees exclude Bank charges, which is the  responsibility of the applicants. This means that you will have to pay all the  bank charges for the transaction as well. We need to receive the full amount  for the passport fee. PERSONAL CHEQUES ARE NOT ACCEPTED. 

Bank Details 

• It is required that the Passport Fee be paid as a bank transfer to the  High Commission’s Bank Account. The Bank Account details are as  follows:- 

Account name: High Commission of the Republic of  Guyana – Revenue 

Bank Name/Address: Standard Bank (South Africa) 

 Hatfield, Standard Plaza 

 440 Hilda Street 

 Hatfield, Pretoria 

Account Number: 333122380 

Branch Name: Hatfield

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Branch Code: 01-1545   

 Swift No.: SBZAZAJJ 

GUYANA HIGH COMMISSION PRETORIA 

SOUTH AFRICA 

JUNE 2022

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