In preparation for the 18-19 Voter Registration Weekend, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) will open its offices for five hours on Saturday, 11 November 2023, to allow individuals to collect their passports and IDs.
The office will be open from 8:00 to 13:00 on Saturday, 11 November 2023.
Smart ID and passports services only will be offered on 11 November
On 11 November 2023, the only service provided will be the collection of passports and smart ID cards.
Home Affairs has set up specific collection counters in its major offices that handle passports and Smart ID cards in an effort to relieve some of the strain on its clients.
“To ease pressure on its clients, Home Affairs has introduced dedicated counters for collections in large offices that process Smart ID Cards and passports, where space allows. This will help in reducing queues,” read the statement.
During the 18-19 November 2023 Voter Registration Weekend, ID services will also be offered at all Home Affairs offices.
To assist voters in retrieving their applied-for IDs or in obtaining Temporary Identification Certificates, Home Affairs offices will operate during the same hours as the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).
Registration for voting can be done with these documents
Qualified voters can register for the national and local elections of 2024 with these documents. Temporary Identification Certificates are granted immediately.
The Department strongly advises any client who has applied for identification documents but has not received them after three weeks or longer to take advantage of this opportunity and visit their Home Affairs office to obtain these essential documents.
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