The South African passport ranks 3rd in Africa with a global ranking of 53. South African passport holders can go to 101 countries visa-free, countries including Malaysia, Kenya, South Korea, Ireland and many others. Up until recently, to apply for a South African passport, one had to fill an application form and bring the appropriate-sized photographs to ensure correct identification. Nowadays, photographs are captured onsite, as well as other biometrics. The only requirement for getting a passport is being a citizen.