home affairs

  1. M

    Birth Registration service in Durban?

    I've just had a baby and want to know if there are services that will do the birth registration for a fee without having to go to home affairs. I see one service online - Bunny Hop. Has anyone used them? What is the process? I heard you still have to go to home affairs. Are there are any other...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Signing up for a Smart ID in 2020 - Tested

    Signing up for a Smart ID in 2020 - Tested Dealing with Home Affairs' online system in 2020 is not smooth sailing, but getting my photos and fingerprints taken at a bank branch was a pleasure. This was the main takeaway from my recent Smart ID card application through eHomeAffairs and Standard...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Home Affairs system experiencing downtime

    Home Affairs system experiencing downtime The Department of Home Affairs stated that it is currently experiencing system downtime which has affected the issuing of smart ID cards and passports. However, all other services remain available in all Home Affairs front offices across the country...
  4. Jamie McKane

    Why Home Affairs' IT system is broken but SARS works

    Why Home Affairs' IT system is broken but SARS works Speaking at a recent Parliamentary committee meeting about the financial state of the Department of Home Affairs, Minister Aaron Motsoaledi lambasted the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) for its failure to deliver reliable services...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Home Affairs systems hit by glitches after upgrade

    Home Affairs systems hit by glitches after upgrade The Department of Home Affairs says technical teams are assisting front offices that are experiencing difficulties since the system upgrade, which began last Friday. On Friday, the department announced that it would begin an upgrade of the...
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    Home Affairs Booking at Bank Branch

    I stay in Durban and, as most people know, there are no Home Affairs enabled bank branches open here yet. But I am going up to JHB for work and, since I will be at the Nedbank office at 135 Rivonia, I would like to make a booking to renew my passport and ID & obtain my 11 month old son's first...
  7. M

    Surname changed without consent

    I was married in 2011 and requested that I keep my maiden name. I discovered recently that my surname has been changed to my married surname. Now I am requesting that it be changed back to the maiden name and I am told that they cannot just change it back I have to get divorced. Home Affairs...
  8. H

    Obtaining Unabridged Birth Certificates for Grand- & Great Grandfather

    Good Day I am currently looking for any and all advice in trying to get documents from my grandfather and great grandfather. So I applied for unabridged birth certificates for both of them in January, and still no luck. As everyone knows, dealing with Home Affairs can be a painful process and...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Home Affairs launches new biometric identification system

    Home Affairs launches new biometric identification system Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says the new Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) project will help integrate all systems, inside and outside government, to offer a single source for biometric authentication for...
  10. Jamie McKane

    Home Affairs is modernising its systems to improve efficiency

    Home Affairs is modernising its systems to improve efficiency Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says her department will put more emphasis on the modernisation of Home Affairs systems, processes and human resources to improve its service offering.
  11. Kevin Lancaster

    New minister planning to digitise Home Affairs

    New minister planning to digitise Home Affairs New Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says her department is in need of a much-needed digital overhaul to help speed up applications and root out corrupt practices.
  12. Kevin Lancaster

    Home Affairs to let you know how long queues are on the radio

    Home Affairs to let you know how long queues are on the radio Home Affairs clients living in the Cape Metro area will now “have the pleasure” of listening to broadcast updates on the volumes experienced at the various offices.
  13. Kevin Lancaster

    Home Affairs to digitise 286 million records

    Home Affairs to digitise 286 million records The Department of Home Affairs will digitise 286 million records in partnership with Statistics South Africa.
  14. K

    Experiences using the eHome Affairs for ID card or passport?

    Hi there I am going to be applying for my ID card and new passport through the online application system and just wondered if anyone had done it? Is there any charge for this? If so, how much was it. I know the bank doesn't charge for helping but do you have to pay a fee to apply for the...
  15. Kevin Lancaster

    Home Affairs rolling out big upgrade for smart ID and passport system

    Home Affairs rolling out big upgrade for smart ID and passport system The Department of Home Affairs is shutting down ID and passport services this weekend to upgrade its systems.
  16. R

    Renewing Relative/Life Partner/Spousal Permit?

    Anyone successfully renewed their temporary residence visa since May 2014? In particular I'm asking about people who have renewed their relative permit (e.g. spousal, life partner, whatever you have) Mine runs out in 24 days... it really snuck up on me. But I'm always in and out of the...
  17. schumi

    'Lesotho nationals living in SA illegally will not be deported'

    More at:http://ewn.co.za/2016/01/29/Gigaba-Lesotho-nationals-living-in-SA-illegally-will-not-be-deported
  18. M

    Home affairs grief

    Hi there, Sorry this half sounds like a rant but it's beyond frustrating. I have had a guts full of Home Affairs over the years, since around 2008 I've been trying to get my documents together and I just don't know what to do anymore. Backstory: I'm trying to apply for an EU passport...
  19. Kevin Lancaster

    Get your passport from banks in SA

    Get your passport from banks in South Africa You will soon be able to get your passport from a bank branch.
  20. A

    Home affairs

    Hi there. So I need to get a new passport as mine has expired and I've changed my surname subsequently. I then realised I must have lost my ID book during my move in December. So now I have two problems because I can't get a passport without an ID book and I don't know which documents I need to...
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