Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday, that you will soon be able to apply for and collect your smart IDs at major banks. According to him several new innovations are going to be introduced to assist South Africans for IDs and passports. Your Bank will take your application at the home affairs counter within the bank. The Department is going to link their systems with those banks to undertake this process.
So far Standard Bank, Nedbank and First National Bank had signed memoranda of understanding with the department. The banks will also take the biometric photograph, automated fingerprint, and electronic signature which will be packaged electronically and deposited to home affairs.