Frequently Asked Questions
The Department of Home Affairs
- What Documents can I get from Home Affairs?
- How do I Apply for Documents?
- Do I Need a 13-Digit Identity Number of an Individual?
- How Long does Documents Take at Home Affairs?
- Can I get Documents on Living Individuals?
- What is an Unabridged Certificate?
- What is a Vault Copy Document?
- Will Every South African have a 13-digit Identity Number?
- Can I use Old Identity Numbers Issued Pre-1970's for Genealogy Research?
- Did the 13-digit Identity Number Change?