Home Affairs ID Application Online

Home Affairs ID Application Online

The South African Home Affairs ID Application Online Portal is a self-service platform that allows citizens and permanent residents in South Africa to apply for their Smart ID card online using the eHome Affairs website. In this post, we will assist you with guidelines on how to create your profile on the eHome affairs portal and log in to apply for a Smart ID, make payment, and book an appointment for your biometrics to be captured.

Services Provided by the eHomeAffairs Platform

The South African Home Affairs portal (eHomeAffairs) allows citizens, permanent residents and foreigners to complete the following services online;

  • Submit ID and Passport applications online
  • Make online payments for applications
  • Make bookings where allowed

Read Also: SASSA Online Application

eHomeAffairs Online Registration Procedures

South African Home Affairs Smart ID online application begins with creating your profile online on the eHomeAffairs portal with the following procedures;

  • Visit the Department of Home Affairs Website at http://www.dha.gov.za
  • Click on the Smart ID menu option and follow the Apply Online Now link from the dropdown
  • Click on the registration button on the next page
  • Fill out the registration form with your details to create your profile
    • Full name
    • ID Number (NB: Use passport number or  birth certificate number if you don’t have an ID)
    • Date of birth
    • Email
    • Phone number
  • Enter the capture code in the input field and click on the next button
  • An OTP code will be sent to your phone via SMS
  • Enter the code in the input field and proceed with the registration.

Read Also: SASSA Payment Dates

Home Affairs ID Application Online Login

Follow these steps to log into the Home Affairs ID application portal after successfully creating your online profile;

  • Visit the eHomeAffairs portal at https://ehome.dha.gov.za/ehomeaffairsv3
  • Enter your ID number as the username
  • Enter your password
  • Input the capture code in the capture field
  • Click on the logon button
  • Wait for the system to authenticate and redirect to the dashboard

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Smart ID Online Application Procedures

Follow these steps to apply for your home affairs ID application online using the ehomeaffairs portal;
  • Log into your Home Affairs online account via eHomeAffair Portal
  • Click on the Create New Application button
  • Select your preferred application type (ie. Myself or Minor)
  • Select your type of citizenship. (South African, Non-South African)
  • Enter your Firstname and Lastname
  • Click on the submit button to finalize your application or save it to resume editing later
  • Upload the required documents and click on the next button (NB: Required supporting documents will be listed on the page. )
  • Select your preferred payment method (ie. Bank or Card payment)
  • Proceed to make payment of R140.00 (NB: Please note that submitting a payment on eHomeAffairs is only an instruction to your bank. )

Important Notice

  • In order to complete the payment process you need to log on to your Internet banking to authorize the payment
  • A payment authorization process guide can be requested from your bank.
  • Once the payment has been authorized, note that the bank payment verification process must take place, which may take a few minutes.

Read Also: NSFAS Online Application

Book an Appointment  for your Smart ID Application Online

Applicants are required to book an appointment online for their biometrics to be captured at a Home Affairs office or a Home Affairs enabled bank once they complete their payment with the following guidelines;

  • Click on the Book Appointment button on your application
  • Select your preferred province from the dropdown
  • Select your city and suburb from dropdown as well
  • Select branch type as Bank
  • Select a branch from the list of available Home Affairs enabled banks
  • Select a date range and click on the get available timeslots button
  • A list of available slots will be loaded and displayed
  • Click on your preferred date and proceed to book your appointment. (NB: It’s not mandatory to book an appointment when visiting the Home Affairs office but instead a Home Affairs enabled bank)
  • Print your appointment confirmation letter.

Note: The barcoded confirmation Letter as well as your ID Book (if available) must be taken with you when going to the branch or bank office. After clicking on Download Confirmation, save the document to your PC or phone and open it with a PDF reader.

Read Also: SARS eFiling Portal

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