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South African passport renewal from Adelaide: Fingerprints

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Chrispy

Has anyone done South African passports from Adelaide recently?  I am a bit confused with how to get the fingerprints done.  As I understand, fingerprinting done at the  police stations in Adelaide are electronic, onto a card at a cost of $120 per person.  According to the South African High Commission in Canberra the fingerprints must be done in ink on the DHA-9 form.  Anyone had this done in Adelaide, at which police station & how much do they charge? 

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

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TracyK

In South Africa they are also digital now, no more ink.

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new2forum

good morning. I have had my fair share of experience with this. Even though in SA they use digital - if you do it via the embassy it MUST be done via ink. You have to mention to the police officer that ink is mandatory – regardless of what the form says. Here in Sydney, ink prints are about $40 at the police station.

You’re wasting your $120 if you do it electronically here, it will be sent back by the embassy.

If you’re able to – why not renew your passport in SA?

Even though I queued for about 5 hours at the home affairs office – I got my SA passport in 5 working days . Compared to 8+ months via the embassy! Ten years ago I did it via ink, in January this year, I went to SA to get it renewed.

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monsta

I just did I ink fingerprints in Sydney and it was free. Just had to give them a reason why I needed them. 

 

Our biggest issue was finding a police station willing to to do ink fingerprints.

 

But, alas, it might cost in other states.

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new2forum

$44 "personal use" thats what they charged me. The electronic ones were free but they charged me for ink. alas, different rules apply depending on the officers. 

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Chrispy

Thanks for the replies.  Unfortunately it seems that the Adelaide police stations charge $130 whether it is electronic or ink fingerprints.  We have to get our passports here since they are expiring & our 18yr old daughter needs to now do fingerprints as well so looking at $390 for fingerprints at the moment!  Can’t understand why Justice of Peace can’t do it since that is a free service offered here in Adelaide.   Anyone out there got fingerprints done in the Adelaide area -  or even out of the city for less?  It might be worth driving out of town.  

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new2forum

all the best - the embassy stipulate it be done by the police

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Bretty2
On 8/22/2018 at 11:48 AM, Chrispy said:

Thanks for the replies.  Unfortunately it seems that the Adelaide police stations charge $130 whether it is electronic or ink fingerprints.  We have to get our passports here since they are expiring & our 18yr old daughter needs to now do fingerprints as well so looking at $390 for fingerprints at the moment!  Can’t understand why Justice of Peace can’t do it since that is a free service offered here in Adelaide.   Anyone out there got fingerprints done in the Adelaide area -  or even out of the city for less?  It might be worth driving out of town.  

 

Hi Chrispy, did you manage to get your fingerprints done? I have been trying to do mine but keep getting chased away at the Port Adelaide police station due to fingerprinting area being in the cells so when they have a prisoner in there its a no-go area. Have been trying all week.

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