WHAT qualifies as identification in South Africa if you have no ID?

Published: 8/Avr/2024
Source: The South African

by Ray Leathern

Many South Africans and foreign nationals say they experience problems getting identity documents from Home Affairs. When we covered the latest updates to smart card identification in South Africa earlier this year, we were inundated by message from naturalised citizens. Unbelievably, and completely against the constitution, disaffected citizens explained that anyone not born in South Africa is unable to upgrade from the ‘green mamba’ ID booklet to a smart ID card.

Therefore, to better understand this overlooked issue of proof of identification in South Africa, we turned to the professionals at Legal Fundi. Of course, the first and foremost form of identification in South Africa is the 13-digit bar-coded identity document. This takes the form of a green ID booklet or smart ID card, of which the latter has been around for 11 years. Furthermore, you may apply for a temporary South African identity document from the Department of Home Affairs eHome portal.

Read further: https://www.thesouthafrican.com/lifestyle/what-qualifies-identification-in-south-africa-no-id/

Themes: Cartes d’identité et passeports
Regions: Afrique du Sud
Year: 2024