REQUIREMENTS OF OBTAINING KINGDOM OF ESWATINI TRAVEL DOCUMENT

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

This document is issued to Emaswti citizens who intend to visit countries within Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region with the exception of Angola.

VARIOUS REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS APPLICATION

Required from Emaswati by birth above the age of 16

1.    Original Eswatini birth certificate
2.    Original Eswatini National Identification Card
3.    All payments are done in Government of Eswatini Revenue Offices

Required from Emaswati by birth (below the age of 16)
1.    Original Birth Certificate
2.    Affidavit from parent/guardian

TYPES OF PASSPORTS ISSUED BY THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS IN THE KINGDOM OF ESWATINI

Travel Document
This document is only issued to Eswatini Citizens (either through birth, kukhonta, registration or otherwise) and can only be used within all Southern African Countries Sovereign States besides Angola which requires and International passport upon entry or exit. The document differs is sizes and costs as follows:

  • 32 pages is E80.00
  • 48 pages is E300.00
  • 64 pages is E500.00

Plus E2.00 Revenue Stamp

International Passport
This document is issued to Citizens oF Eswatini who intend using it when traveling to other countries besides those within SADC Region.

  1. REQUIREMENTS FROM ESWATINI NATIONALS REQUIRING INTERNATIONAL PASSPORTS WHEN GOING FOR HOLIDAYS OUTSIDE THE SADC REGION
  • Application letter
  • Three months bank statement
  • Bookings/Itinerary
  • Certified copy of Identity, Birth Certificate & Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • Two (2) coloured passport photos.
  • E150.00 payable in all Government Revenue Offices (plus E20.00 for finger prints, E2.00 Revenue Stamp) Total E172.00

    B. REQUIREMENTS FOR ESWATINI NATIONALS INTENDING TO TRAVEL ON PRIVATE VISIT

  • Application letter
  • Invitation letter from host/ copy of passports if host is a national of that particular country or copy of residence permit if host is not a national of that particular country.
  • Three (3) months bank statement from either parties
  • Certified copies of Identity, Birth Certificate, & Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • Two (2) coloured passport sized photos
  • E150.00 payable in all Government Revenue Offices (plus E20.00 for finger prints, E2.00 Revenue Stamp) Total E172.00

   C. REQUIREMENTS FOR INTENDING TO TRAVEL FOR PURPOSE OF STUDYING

  • Application letter
  • Consent letter from parents or scholarship award or confirmation
  • Acceptance /Administration letter & scholarship award or confirmation
  • Parents' three (3) months bank statement (if parents is responsible for traveling applicant)
  • Certified copies of Identity, Birth Certificate, & Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • Two (2) coloured passport sized photos
  • E150.00 payable in all Government Revenue Offices (plus E20.00 for finger prints, E2.00 Revenue Stamp) Total E172.00

   D. REQUIREMENTS FOR CIVIL SERVANTS TRAVELING ON OFFICIAL DUTY

  • Memorandum letter
  • Certified copies of Identity, Birth Certificate, & Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • Two (2) coloured passport sized photos
  • Supporting documents for the trip applied for must be provided
  • E150.00 payable in all Government Revenue Offices (plus E20.00 for finger prints, E2.00 Revenue Stamp) Total E172.00

   E. REQUIREMENTS FOR OFFICIALS FROM GOVERNMENT PARASTATALS/ PRIVATE COMPANIES

  • Application letter on company letterheads
  • Supporting documents for the trip (specify)
  • Certified copies of Identity, Birth Certificate, & Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • Two (2) coloured passport sized photos
  • E150.00 payable in all Government Revenue Offices (plus E20.00 for finger prints, E2.00 Revenue Stamp) Total E172.00

RENEWAL OF PASSPORT

  • Application letter
  • Three (3) months bank statement from either parties
  • Certified copies of Identity, Birth Certificate, & Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • Two (2) coloured passport sized photos
  • E150.00 payable in all Government Revenue Offices (plus E20.00 for finger prints, E2.00 Revenue Stamp) Total E172.00

Service Passport
This is another category of an International passport. It is issued to Eswatini Citizens who do not qualify for diplomatic passport, however are assigned to travel abroad for official and/or government related purposes.

Fees E200.00 for passport, E20.00 for finger prints, E2.00 Revenue Stamp

Diplomatic passport
This is another category of an International passport. It is issued to members of the identified Members of the Royal Family, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Cabinet Ministers, House of Assembly members, Senators, Head judges of the judicial organs and their deputies. Spouses of the diplomatic passport holders would be required to only use such when accompanying the primary passport holders and same applies to children of diplomatic passport holders.

Fees E200.00 for passport, E20.00 for finger prints, E2.00 Revenue Stamp

MORE PASSPORTS & CORRESPONDING REQUIREMENTS

  • Regular Passports
    Regular Swazi passports are issued to Swazi applicants who are 16 years old and older. They are valid for 10 years and are renewable. When Swazi passports expire, spoiled or lost new passport applications will have to be filed and the applicants would be required to pay the stipulated payments stipulated in government’s regulations.
  • Child Passports
    Child passports are issued to children who are fifteen years and below. They are valid for two years and these passports are renewable. On their expiry, applications for new passports will have to be filed.

Emergency Passports

  • Temporary passports for IMMIGRANTS INTENDING TO TRAVEL TO OR VIA THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA have been phased out.
  • They are currently issued in emergencies for immigrants intending to travel to or via The Republic of Mozambique.
  • They are also issued in cases which cover but not conclusive to death or sickness.
  • Vacation is not considered an emergency. Proof of emergency will be required.
  • Temporary passports are not accepted by some countries. It is the responsibility of the traveler to inquire with the countries to be visited before applying for a temporary passport. The Embassy/Consulate accepts no liability in this regard.
  • Fees E200.00 for passport, E20.00 for finger prints, E2.00 Revenue Stamp

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