All bank branches in South Africa where you can get your passport and smart ID

South African banks and the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) are close to signing partnership agreements that will see more bank branches offer passport and smart ID services.

This will add to the 30 bank branches across South Africa that are already offering such services.

“The Banking Association of South Africa has confirmed to the department after many years of deliberations that the banks are now ready to sign the partnership agreements,” the DHA said

“The signing of the partnership agreement will, therefore, increase the footprint of bank branches that will be activated, as the agreement comes with infrastructure and human resources from the banks.”

The eHomeAffairs pilot launched in 2015 with several bank branches, allowing South Africans to apply for or renew a smart ID or passport without stepping into a Home Affairs office.

The pilot project was meant to last until March 2023, after which the number of participating branches would expand significantly.

However, this target was missed partly because banks raised concerns over Home Affairs system downtime, which they feared would damage their reputations.

The pilot has been extended twice, with the new end date being March 2024.

During the eight years since its launch, the system has received periodic upgrades, and millions have used it to apply for or renew their smart ID or passport.

MyBroadband tested the passport renewal service in April 2022, and despite some glitches on the eHomeAffairs platform, the experience was great.

We initially experienced problems receiving the one-time pin via SMS required to log in.

However, the process was relatively straightforward once we could log in. Users are prompted to create an application, with the option to apply for a passport, smart ID, or both.

The form then auto-fills a lot of the required information but requires you to input the following:

  • Country of citizenship
  • Birth town
  • Residential and postal address
  • The location at which you wish to have your biometrics captured and from which to collect your documents

In all, it took fifteen business days from the date of payment for the renewed passport to be ready for collection.

The total breakdown of 30 branches offering eHome Affairs services is as follows:

  • Standard Bank: 9
  • FNB: 7
  • Absa: 6
  • Nedbank: 6
  • Investec Bank: 1
  • Discovery Bank: 1

Further details on each bank branch location are provided in the table below.

Bank branches offering passport and smart ID services
Bank Address Contact Number
Standard Bank (9)
Standard Bank Kathu Mall Shop 62 Village Walk Shopping Centre Kathu, Hendrik Van Eck Street, Postmasburg 053 723 9610
Standard Bank Centurion Cnr Lenchen and Old Johannesburg Rd Centurion Lifestyle Centre 012 671 4042
Standard Bank Killarney Mall Killarney Mall, Riviera Rd, Killarney, Johannesburg 011 486 0002
Standard Bank Kingsmead 1 Kingsmead Way, Durban 031 308 7900
Standard Bank Jubilee Mall Shop no. 47 Jubilee Mall corner Jubliee and Harry Gwala Road Temba Hammanskraal 011 351 7814
Standard Bank Canal Walk Shop 599, Upper Level, Canal Walk Shopping Center, Century Blvd, Century City 021 529 8216
Standard Bank Mitchell’s Plain Promenade Corner AZ Berman Road And Morgenster Road, Mitchell’s Plain 0860 123 000
Standard Bank Simmonds Street 5 Simmonds St, Selby, Johannesburg. 011 631 1624 / 011 639 4205
Standard Bank Newton Park 1 Pickering St Newton Park Port Elizabeth 041 404 8319
FNB (7)
FNB Burgersfort Shop 55 Twin City Complex Dirk Winterbach Street Burgersfort 072 457 8619 / 013 216 0098
FNB Centurion Lifestyle Centre Cnr Lenchen and Old Johannesburg Rd Centurion Lifestyle Centre Centurion 066 460 0530 / 012 653 2661
FNB Cornubia Shop U56, Cornubia Boulevard, Cnr N2 Highway & M41, Durban 031 308 7900
FNB Glen Shopping Centre Shop U2, The Glen Shopping Centre, Glenvista 061 495 4441
FNB Greenpoint Shop 1 & 2, ERF 176300, Media Quarter, Somerset Road, Greenpoint 087 345 6090
FNB Lynwood Shop L04 Upper-level Cnr Simon Vermooten & Lynnwood Rd Equestria Pretoria 066 460 0130
FNB Merchant Place 4 Merchant Place c/o Rivonia and Freedman Dr Sandton 066 290 3307
Nedbank (6)
Nedbank Arcadia Shop 25, Nedbank Plaza, Beatrix Street, Arcadia 066 460 0122
Nedbank Constantia Kloof 16 Constantia Boulevard Constantia Kloof Roodepoort 011 639 4208
Nedbank Nelspruit Shop 65 The Crossing Shopping Centre c/o Samora Machel and Madiba Drive Nelspruit 081 336 5941
Nedbank Rivonia 135 Rivonia Road, Sandown, Sandton 066 290 3257
Nedbank St George’s Mall Shop 3 The Box, St Georges Mall c/o Riebeeck Street 0800 555 111
Nedbank Durban North 57 Adelaide Tambo Dr, Durban North, 4051 0800 555 111
Absa (6)
Absa Centurion Lifestyle Centre Shop 36 c/o Lenchen and Old Johannesburg Road Centurion Lifestyle Centre Centurion 066 460 0356
Absa Key West Krugersdorp Shop 80 Key West Shopping Centre cnr Paardekraal Drive and Viljoen Street Krugersdorp 079 900 6457
Absa Sandton City Cnr Rivonia Road and 5th Street Sandton 066 290 3314
Absa Port Elizabeth 682 Cnr. Bagshaw & Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth 041 404 8319
Absa Stellenbosch Oude Bloemhof Building, Cnr Plein And Ryneveld Streets, Stellenbosch 021 809 2311
Absa Towers Cnr Commissioner And Troye Streets, Johannesburg 011 350 4111
Discovery Bank (1)
Discovery Bank Head Office 1 Discovery Place, c/o Rivonia Road and Katherine Street, Sandton 0860 998 877
Investec (1)
Investec Bank Sandown 100 Grayston Dr Sandown Sandton 011 286 7000

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