Smart ID Card applications open to all South Africans – where to get yours

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has expanded the eHomeAffairs online portal so that any South African citizen over 16 years old can apply for a new Smart ID Card.

According to a report by The Citizen, the system has extended its age bracket from the previous 25 to 40-year-old range.

Home Affairs also plans to expand its Smart ID programme to more bank branches by the end of October, following the success of the pilot project, Gigaba said on Wednesday.

Since the partnership began in April, a total of 35,751 applications were submitted through the eHomeAffairs system.

Negotiations are underway with Absa, Standard Bank, First National Bank, and Nedbank to expand the programme.

“As from today, the system is now open to all citizens [16 years and over] who bank with the four participating banks,” said Gigaba.

The bank branches with Home Affiars offices in them are detailed below.

Participating banks

Branch City Address
ABSA Centurion Lifestyle Centurion Centurion Lifestyle Centre, c/o Old Johannesburg Road & Lenchen Ave
ABSA Towers North Johannesburg 180 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg
ABSA Ghandi Square Johannesburg Ghandi Square, Johannesburg
FNB Towers Johannesburg Civic Towers, 41 Stiemens St, Johannesburg
FNB Menlyn Square Pretoria c/o Lois Ave and Gobie Street, Newlands
FNB Merchant Place, Rivonia Johannesburg 4 Merchant Place, Cnr Rivonia Road and Fredman Drive
FNB Centurion Lifestyle Centurion Centurion Lifestyle Centre, c/o Old Johannesburg Road & Lenchen Ave
Standard Bank Centurion Centurion Standard Bank Building, 1263 Embankment Rd
Standard Bank Killarney, Rosebank Johannesburg Killarney Mall, c/o Riviera Road and Killarney Ave
Standard Bank Canal Walk, Cape Town Cape Town Shop 599LL, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Century City Dr
Standard Bank Johannesburg Johannesburg 5 Simmonds Street
Nedbank Sandown Johannesburg 135 Rivonia Road (c/o Rivonia and Maude Street)
Nedbank Lakeview, Roodepoort Johannesburg 16 Constantia Dr

Update: Home Affairs originally listed Nedbank Rivonia as a supported branch, but the bank has said that this is incorrect.

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