How do you know if a South African ID is real?
Draw your Identity validation report via your Mobile phone. Once you’ve sent the ID number via SMS (see instructions above), The Verified details will be sent back to you instantly. After sending the ID number to 38021, you will receive the following information back: Validity of ID number.
When did ID numbers change in South Africa?
So over the course of 1986 and 1987 everyone in South Africa was issued a new ID number and somewhere inside the government there is a database that maps old ID numbers to new ones for people born before 1986!
Do South African ID cards have an expiry date?
Recently on Twitter, false messages have been doing the rounds regarding the expiry date of South African green barcoded Identity Documents. The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has dismissed the false message doing the rounds on social media claiming that the South African ID book comes to an end on 31 March 2018.
Is the South African passport biometric?
The Department of Home Affairs began issuing new format passports on 9 April 2009. These passports are not biometric but do contain sophisticated security features such as a seven-layer polycarbonate page where personal details and a photograph are laser engraved.
How is sa ID number made up?
A South African ID number is a 13-digit number which is defined by the following format: YYMMDDSSSSCAZ. The first 6 digits (YYMMDD) are based on your date of birth. 20 February 1992 is displayed as 920220. The next 4 digits (SSSS) are used to define your gender.
How does SA ID look like?
Under the current system, a South African ID number is a 13-digit number defined by the following format: YYMMDDSSSSCAZ. The first six digits (YYMMDD) are based on your date of birth. 20 February 1992 is displayed as 920220. The next four digits (SSSS) are used to define your gender.
How do I find my race number from SA ID?
Females have a number of 0 to 4, while males are 5 to 9. The next digit (C) is 0 if you are an SA citizen, or 1 if you are a permanent resident. The next digit (A) was used until the late 1980s to indicate a person’s race. This has been eliminated and old ID numbers were reissued to remove this.
What is passport ID?
The unique, identifying number that is on a passport, a document issued by a national government. It certifies the identity and nationality of its holder for the purpose of international travel.
What is an ID ID South Africa?
Identity documents are issued to South African citizens or permanent residence permit holders who are 15 years and six months or older. People, including spouses and children, who are working for the South African government or one of its statutory bodies outside of South Africa also qualify to receive a South African identity document.
What do you need to know about South African identity cards?
South African identity card. The South African smart identity card – known as a Smart ID Card – replaces the old green bar-coded identity book. Both are identity documents that serve as proof of a person’s identity.
When did the Smart ID card come out in South Africa?
Following a pilot in 2012, the new South African smart ID card was launched on 18 July 2013, with a phased rollout over five to seven years. For 2017 and 2018, more than 5.5m identity cards have been issued by the Government Printing Works ( GPW) through enrolment in some 27 regional offices across the country.
Why Thales for South Africa’s new national ID cards?
Thales was chosen to provide the new national ID cards, based on its secure embedded software technology, computerized card expertise, and ability to deliver durable polycarbonate eID documents within an ambitious schedule, as well as a long-established presence in Johannesburg.