South African citizens can apply for ID cards and passports, make online payments for applications, and schedule appointments at Home Affairs offices using the eHomeAffairs platform.
You must register for an account and submit personal data, such as your ID number, birthdate, and contact information, in order to use eHomeAffairs.
A copy of your birth certificate or another form of identification must also be uploaded. You can begin applying for ID cards and passports after creating an account.
The application procedure is easy to understand. You will be required to submit both your personal information and your biometric information, including your fingerprints, photo, and signature. You can use a credit card or debit card to pay for your applications online.
You can follow the development of your application online once you’ve paid for it. You must visit a Home Affairs office to have your biometric information taken if you’re applying for an ID book. To complete your passport application, you can go to a Home Affairs office.
Note: To have your photo, fingerprints, and signature taken and/or verified, you must visit a branch. However, there is no need for an appointment to complete your application; you can do so at any Home Affairs office.
The following are some advantages of using eHomeAffairs: Passport and ID card applications can be submitted online from the convenience of your home.
For your applications, you can pay online. Your applications’ status can be followed online. No appointment is necessary to complete your applications at any Home Affairs office.
We advise South African citizens to use eHomeAffairs to submit their passport or ID book applications. It is a quick and practical way to apply for these crucial documents.