Smart ID application at bank

2016-06-01 06:00

SOUTH AFRICAN citizens aged 25 to 40 years are eligible to apply for smart identity cards and passports at four of the country’s banks.

These are Absa, FNB, Nedbank and Standard Bank. Applications at these banks opened officially on 23 May.

Malusi Gigaba, minister of Home Affairs, announced that the department had partnered with the four major banks for the convenience of South African citizens.

The announcement followed the launch of the initiative by Pres. Jacob Zuma in April.

The application initiative comes into effect after a six-month pilot phase, with the Standard Bank and FNB headquarters in the Johannesburg city centre paving the way last year in August and July, respectively.

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