FREE Smart IDs for teens, pensioners - apply now

Teenagers wishing to apply for smart ID cards for the first time may do so for free as well as those who are 60 years and older.

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) in Caledon has started issuing Smart Card IDs to new applicants as well reissue current ID holder with the new card.

This card will in future replace the current ID books and as a result Caledon DHA may no longer process ID book applications for certain categories of Citizens.

“We will not be able to visit your premises for ID book applications and hereby invite eligible clients as mentioned below to apply at the Caledon Office. You are therefore requested to visits us in Caledon,” said Mark Williams, Local Office Representative from DHA in Caledon.


Who qualifies for a free Smart Card ID?

South African Citizens (Born in RSA), aged + 16 year old applying for their first ID:

  • Copy of mothers ID
  • Birth Certificate of applicant
  • No photos needed and these applications are free

South African Citizens (Born in RSA), aged + 60 and above applying for their 1st ID Smart Card:

  • Old ID book (where applicable or SAPS affidavit if lost)
  • No photos needed and these applications are free

Smard Card ID

South African Citizens (Born in RSA) younger than 60 who needs to replace their ID books with ID Smart Cards:

  • R140 and proof of identity (ID Book/Drivers Licence/ID number)
  • SAPS Affidavit in respect of lost or stolen ID books
  • No photos needed

Address: Address: Haw Street, Caledon
Phone: 080 060 1190


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