Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has approved a temporary extension of operating times by two hours at front offices from 08:00 to 17:30 from tomorrow, Tuesday, 27 June 2023 to deal with the high demand for Smart ID Cards and passport services at Home Affairs offices. 

This extension applies to the 198 modernised Live Capture offices which can process Smart ID Cards and passports.

“The Department usually receives a higher volume of applications during school holidays. To meet demand during this period, we have extended operating hours,” said Minister Motsoaledi.

He emphasised that this is a temporary extension.


Media Enquiries:

Siya Qoza, ‪082 898 1657 (Spokesperson for the Minister of Home Affairs)

David Hlabane, ‪071 342 4284 (Media Manager: Department of Home Affairs)