How To Apply For A Smart ID Online Via

In this article, you will see a step-by-step guide on how to Apply online for your Smart ID. e-Home Affairs allows people to apply for their smart ID cards and passports, upload supporting documents and pay for their applications online.


How To Apply For A Smart ID Online

The best part of this process is that individuals can now do all of this in the comfort of their own homes.

How to apply for a Smart ID online

Step 1: Go on to the e-Home Affairs website and register. To register, you will need to:

  • Complete personal details;
  • Create a password, and;
  • Answer various questions for security purposes.

Step 2: You will receive an OTP (one-time pin) to confirm your cellphone number. Enter it in, and click submit.

Step 3: You will receive another OTP to login to your profile.

Step 4: Complete your application form for a smart ID card.


Step 5: Upload the supporting documents.

Step 6: You can make an online payment or choose to pay at a branch of a bank.

  • The smart ID card costs R140.

Step 7: Make a booking at a Home Affairs enabled Bank Office. But remember:

  • Booking an appointment is needed for a visit to a bank.
  • No booking is needed if you are going to a Home Affairs office.
  • The barcoded confirmation Letter as well as your ID Book (if available) must to be “taken with
    when going to the branch or bank office”.

#Note: A branch visit is mandatory to capture and\or verify your biometric details, i.e. photo, fingerprints and signature


Step 8: Print your confirmation letter.

Step 9: You will receive a SMS notifying when your card is ready for collection.

You can view complete How To Guide with images and steps explained here.

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