14 March 2019
The Department of Home Affairs has announced that its online applications portal, eHomeAffairs, will not be available for clients wishing to apply online for smart ID cards and passports from today, Thursday 14 March 2019, until Monday 18 March 2019 when the system maintenance is expected to be completed.
Only clients intending to submit new applications online will be affected. All other services, including smart ID cards and passports, will be available at Home Affairs front offices across the country.
The Department has extended apologies to affected clients for the inconvenience. It remains committed to deliver quality services to clients at all times, better and smarter, through all available platforms.
Enquiries: Siya Qoza, 082 898 1657 (spokesperson for the Minister of Home Affairs)
David Hlabane, 071 342 4284 (media manager for the Department of Home Affairs)

Issued by the Department of Home Affairs on 14 March 2019.