eHome Affairs opens online service to all South Africans

Cape Town – Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has confirmed that the eHomeAffairs portal service has now been extended to accommodate citizens, 16 years and above, who want to apply online for the new Smart ID Card and Passports.

With eHomeAffairs, you can download and fill the e-application form, make an electronic payment and book an appointment to complete the application process at your nearest participating bank, assured of peace of mind and personalised service.

The system was launched four months ago to citizens between 30 and 35 years old and as of Wednesday 24 August 2016, a total of 35 751 applications have been submitted through the system, of which 50% has been finalised to date, Gigaba says.

“Online applications are making a huge difference in the time spent in queues. In April, in the first month following the launch, we were at four thousand and eighty eight (4 088) online applications.

The system is now open to all citizens who bank with the four participating banks: ABSA, First National Bank, Nedbank and Standard Bank. Currently 12 branches of these banks are connected to the system in Gauteng, with 1 branch in Cape Town (Canal Walk Standard Bank), Gigaba confirmed.