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Thread: ID book- how long?

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    Default ID book- how long?

    Two weeks ago, I saw on TV that the minister of home affairs said that a ID doc. takes 90 days and will improve to 60 days in the near future. My daughter has been waiting 9 months for hers. My wife's took 12 months.
    Where do I complain to? My daughter wants to go to the UK asap.
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    Sounds like Telkom and their 30 days ADSL installation time.

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    Renewal etc, 6 weeks
    New one? Anything from never to hell-never.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marco View Post
    Two weeks ago, I saw on TV that the minister of home affairs said that a ID doc. takes 90 days and will improve to 60 days in the near future. My daughter has been waiting 9 months for hers. My wife's took 12 months.
    Where do I complain to? My daughter wants to go to the UK asap.
    Complaining doesn't help, this is South Africa - everything is screwed.

    Past pathetic if you ask me - everyone wants the job, but nobody can do it properly.

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    ID for my little sis took a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HavocXphere View Post
    ID for my little sis took a year.
    Are we related?

    Also took exactly 12 months for me to get my little sister's ID sorted!
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    Applied for one in 99, lost mine in a move to PTA, (sorry Tshwane??)

    Missed elections cos of this, reapplied 3 times. Still have not received it. (are we really on 08??)

    Luckily found my original on a holiday home in 01.

    So, I guess I get the longest wait for the non appearance of an ID that was paid for??

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    home affairs has an SMS thingy that you send your id number to (34451?) anyways it is on the site and it works great.

    send ID to that number for ID book,
    P + ID Number for passport
    and M+IDNumber for marriage status.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJStealth View Post
    Are we related?

    Also took exactly 12 months for me to get my little sister's ID sorted!
    I think there are thousands little sisters out there with the same problem....so I think you are safe for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marco View Post
    Two weeks ago, I saw on TV that the minister of home affairs said that a ID doc. takes 90 days and will improve to 60 days in the near future. My daughter has been waiting 9 months for hers. My wife's took 12 months.
    Where do I complain to? My daughter wants to go to the UK asap.
    Apparently sometimes you have to re apply cause they lose the application and they don't tell you this, had a friend that waited 2-3 years

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    There are quite regularly reports on www.iol.co.za where the newspaper contacted a hotshot at home affairs to get things sorted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marco View Post
    Two weeks ago, I saw on TV that the minister of home affairs said that a ID doc. takes 90 days and will improve to 60 days in the near future. My daughter has been waiting 9 months for hers. My wife's took 12 months.
    Where do I complain to? My daughter wants to go to the UK asap.
    Do you need an ID book to go to the UK? Don't you just need a passport?

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    Have you used http://www.dha.gov.za/enquiry/id/sta...ack_status.asp and what does it say about your application?

    Gave mine in on 20 March and got a sms that I can collect it on 14 May. There is a Track & Trace, where the application is entered and then tracked during its life and you should get a SMS soon after giving it in, and then another one on when to come collect it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersunbird View Post
    Have you used http://www.dha.gov.za/enquiry/id/sta...ack_status.asp and what does it say about your application?

    Gave mine in on 20 March and got a sms that I can collect it on 14 May. There is a Track & Trace, where the application is entered and then tracked during its life and you should get a SMS soon after giving it in, and then another one on when to come collect it.
    Come to think of it: Track and trace is quite new for Home Affairs - most probably less than a year.

    It might be worth the while to re-apply just to get onto the latest system - and follow up if you don't get the SMS within a few days that your application has be received.
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    It took mine about 8 months to get it, but they did sms me to tell me that it's ready and waiting. but still, 8 months!

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