Resumption of Services at Home Affairs Offices

South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country has been moved to Alert Level 1, and Home Affairs has announced that more services will be resumed as of Thursday, 04 March 2021. The Citizenship service remains temporarily unavailable. Under Alert Level 1, eHome Affairs online services have resumed,

  • Births Registration
  • Re-issuance of Births Certificates
  • Late Registration of Birth (LRB) for learners and pensioners only;
  • Death registration
  • Applications temporary Identity certificate (TIC)
  • Collection of Identity cards or documents
  • Applications and collection of passports for those who are exempted to travel
  • Applications for identity (Smart ID) Cards or documents for matriculants only

In addition, the following services under Alert Level 1, will be resumed:

  • Re-issues of Smart ID Cards and identity documents
  • Registration and Solemnization of Marriages
  • Amendments and rectifications
  • Late Registration of Birth (LRB) for all categories
  • Applications and collections of passports for all categories
Foreign nationals who are in possession of 90 day visitors visas, which expired during the lockdown, are automatically valid until 30 June 2021.
Foreign nationals  who are in possession of long term visas which expired during the lockdown, are automatically valid until 31 July 2021 and they are invited to apply for extensions before 31 July 2021.