Home Affairs Online Smart ID Application

How to apply

Step 1: Go on to the e-Home Affairs website and register. To register, you will need to:

  • Complete personal details;
  • Create a password, and;
  • Answer various questions for security purposes.

Step 2: You will receive an OTP (one-time pin) to confirm your cellphone number. Enter it in, and click submit.

Step 3: You will receive another OTP to login to your profile.

Step 4: Complete your application form for a smart ID card. The fields marked in red are mandatory.

Step 5: It is optional to upload the listed, supporting documents. The originals will be required when visiting a bank branch.

Step 6: You can make an online payment or choose to pay at a branch of a bank. An online payment means you need to log on to your bank’s payment system to complete the transfer. The smart ID card costs R140.

Step 7: Book a slot at a bank that has the Home Affairs service available for your biometrics to be captured. But remember:

  • Booking an appointment is needed for a visit to a bank.
  • No booking is needed if you are going to a Home Affairs office.

Step 8: Print out your confirmation letter.

Step 9: Remember to take your confirmation letter and your green barcoded ID book when going to the bank to capture your biometrics.

Step 10: You will receive a SMS notifying when your card is ready for collection at the bank.

REGISTER HERE

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