South African passport renewal in the UK
I'm hoping someone out there can help me or give me advice on the above - the South African embassy website is not clear enough and I've tried calling but can never seem to get through to an actual human being!
I need to renew my South African passport and will be making my application from London as I currently live here. My issue is that I lost my ID document a few years back and have never bothered to get a new one as I've never needed it whilst living over here. I have a certified copy of it and I have my original birth certificate, but on the website it says that you need BOTH your ID and old passport to apply for a new one, so I was wondering whether I could apply with my birth certificate instead of my ID, or will I need to apply for a new ID document first?
Another spanner to throw in the works is that I am married so want to change my surname in my new document - it says you need to submit your request to do this in writing but does not really specify any further.