Absa Bank has confirmed that it now offers Home Affairs Smart ID and Passport services at six of its branches in South Africa, taking the total number of bank branches to 29 so far.
The confirmation follows the announcement from the Department of Home Affairs this week that the pilot with the banks would be extended to March 2024.
An Absa spokesperson said that in the beginning of the bank’s partnership with the DHA in 2017, the group launched with five branches offering Smart ID and passport application services.
“Over this period, these branches have performed well. DHA services were recently activated at a sixth branch in Stellenbosch, Western Cape,” it said.
Services at the Stellenbosch branch were activated in July, it said.
The DHA currently only lists 27 bank branches on its website, and reported an incorrect number of participating branches per bank.
It listed Nedbank as having six branches in the pilot, but the bank confirmed it only had five taking part. The DHA website also lists Nedbank Nelspruit as being offline, but the bank said that services are fully operational.
The DHA also counted five branches for Absa, but this has now been confirmed as six.
The total breakdown of 29 branches is as follows:
- Standard Bank: 9
- FNB: 7
- Absa: 6
- Nedbank: 5
- Investec Bank: 1
- Discovery Bank: 1
The details of the branches can be seen below.
|Standard Bank Kathu Mall||Shop 62 Village Walk Shopping Centre Kathu, Hendrik Van Eck Street, Postmasburg||053 723 9610|
|Standard Bank Centurion||Cnr Lenchen and Old Johannesburg Rd Centurion Lifestyle Centre||012 671 4042|
|Standard Bank Killarney Mall||Killarney Mall, Riviera Rd, Killarney, Johannesburg||011 486 0002|
|Standard Bank Kingsmead||1 Kingsmead Way, Durban||031 308 7900|
|Standard Bank Jubilee Mall||Shop no. 47 Jubilee Mall corner Jubliee and Harry Gwala Road Temba Hammanskraal||011 351 7814|
|Standard Bank Canal Walk||Shop 599, Upper Level, Canal Walk Shopping Center, Century Blvd, Century City||021 529 8216|
|Standard Bank Mitchell’s Plain Promenade||Corner AZ Berman Road And Morgenster Road, Mitchell’s Plain||0860 123 000|
|Standard Bank Simmonds Street||5 Simmonds St, Selby, Johannesburg.||011 631 1624 / 011 639 4205|
|Standard Bank Newton Park||1 Pickering St Newton Park Port Elizabeth||041 404 8319|
|FNB Burgersfort||Shop 55 Twin City Complex Dirk Winterbach Street Burgersfort||072 457 8619 / 013 216 0098|
|FNB Centurion Lifestyle Centre||Cnr Lenchen and Old Johannesburg Rd Centurion Lifestyle Centre Centurion||066 460 0530 / 012 653 2661|
|FNB Cornubia||Shop U56, Cornubia Boulevard, Cnr N2 Highway & M41, Durban||031 308 7900|
|FNB Glen Shopping Centre||Shop U2, The Glen Shopping Centre, Glenvista||061 495 4441|
|FNB Greenpoint||Shop 1 & 2, ERF 176300, Media Quarter, Somerset Road, Greenpoint||087 345 6090|
|FNB Lynwood||Shop L04 Upper-level Cnr Simon Vermooten & Lynnwood Rd Equestria Pretoria||066 460 0130|
|FNB Merchant Place||4 Merchant Place c/o Rivonia and Freedman Dr Sandton||066 290 3307|
|Nedbank Arcadia||Shop 25, Nedbank Plaza, Beatrix Street, Arcadia||066 460 0122|
|Nedbank Constantia Kloof||16 Constantia Boulevard Constantia Kloof Roodepoort||011 639 4208|
|Nedbank Nelspruit||Shop 65 The Crossing Shopping Centre c/o Samora Machel and Madiba Drive Nelspruit||081 336 5941|
|Nedbank Rivonia||135 Rivonia Road, Sandown, Sandton||066 290 3257|
|Nedbank St George’s Mall||Shop 3 The Box, St Georges Mall c/o Riebeeck Street||0800 555 111|
|Absa Centurion Lifestyle Centre||Shop 36 c/o Lenchen and Old Johannesburg Road Centurion Lifestyle Centre Centurion||066 460 0356|
|Absa Key West Krugersdorp||Shop 80 Key West Shopping Centre cnr Paardekraal Drive and Viljoen Street Krugersdorp||079 900 6457|
|Absa Sandton City||Cnr Rivonia Road and 5th Street Sandton||066 290 3314|
|Absa Port Elizabeth||682 Cnr. Bagshaw & Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth||041 404 8319|
|Absa Stellenbosch||Oude Bloemhof Building, Cnr Plein And Ryneveld Streets, Stellenbosch||021 809 2311|
|Absa Towers||Cnr Commissioner And Troye Streets, Johannesburg||011 350 4111|
|Discovery Bank Head Office||1 Discovery Place, c/o Rivonia Road and Katherine Street, Sandton||0860 998 877|
|Investec Bank Sandown||100 Grayston Dr Sandown Sandton||011 286 7000|