When can my passport be withdrawn?

Despite that your passport is an integral aspect of your fundamental right to movement, it can be withdrawn from you as provided under the Passport (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act[1] on the following grounds if:

  • The passport is obtained by fraud;
  • The passport has expired;
  • A person unlawfully holds more than one passport at the same time; and
  • It is in the public interest to do so.

[1] Section 35(1)