Sunday, December 3

29 bank branches where you can get your Smart ID and Passport in South Africa

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.

Rasulullah ﷺ said, ” Whoever relieves a believer’s distress of the distressful aspects of this world, Allah will rescue him from a difficulty of the difficulties of the Hereafter.”

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

BankAddressContact Number
Standard Bank Kathu MallShop 62 Village Walk Shopping Centre Kathu, Hendrik Van Eck Street, Postmasburg053 723 9610
Standard Bank CenturionCnr Lenchen and Old Johannesburg Rd Centurion Lifestyle Centre012 671 4042
Standard Bank Killarney MallKillarney Mall, Riviera Rd, Killarney, Johannesburg011 486 0002
Standard Bank Kingsmead1 Kingsmead Way, Durban031 308 7900
Standard Bank Jubilee MallShop no. 47 Jubilee Mall corner Jubliee and Harry Gwala Road Temba Hammanskraal011 351 7814
Standard Bank Canal WalkShop 599, Upper Level, Canal Walk Shopping Center, Century Blvd, Century City021 529 8216
Standard Bank Mitchell’s Plain PromenadeCorner AZ Berman Road And Morgenster Road, Mitchell’s Plain0860 123 000
Standard Bank Simmonds Street5 Simmonds St, Selby, Johannesburg.011 631 1624 / 011 639 4205
Standard Bank Newton Park1 Pickering St Newton Park Port Elizabeth041 404 8319


BankAddressContact Number
FNB BurgersfortShop 55 Twin City Complex Dirk Winterbach Street Burgersfort072 457 8619 / 013 216 0098
FNB Centurion Lifestyle CentreCnr Lenchen and Old Johannesburg Rd Centurion Lifestyle Centre Centurion066 460 0530 / 012 653 2661
FNB CornubiaShop U56, Cornubia Boulevard, Cnr N2 Highway & M41, Durban031 308 7900
FNB Glen Shopping CentreShop U2, The Glen Shopping Centre, Glenvista061 495 4441
FNB GreenpointShop 1 & 2, ERF 176300, Media Quarter, Somerset Road, Greenpoint087 345 6090
FNB LynwoodShop L04 Upper-level Cnr Simon Vermooten & Lynnwood Rd Equestria Pretoria066 460 0130
FNB Merchant Place4 Merchant Place c/o Rivonia and Freedman Dr Sandton066 290 3307


BankAddressContact Number
Nedbank ArcadiaShop 25, Nedbank Plaza, Beatrix Street, Arcadia066 460 0122
Nedbank Constantia Kloof16 Constantia Boulevard Constantia Kloof Roodepoort011 639 4208
Nedbank NelspruitShop 65 The Crossing Shopping Centre c/o Samora Machel and Madiba Drive Nelspruit081 336 5941
Nedbank Rivonia135 Rivonia Road, Sandown, Sandton066 290 3257
Nedbank St George’s MallShop 3 The Box, St Georges Mall c/o Riebeeck Street0800 555 111


BankAddressContact Number
Absa Centurion Lifestyle CentreShop 36 c/o Lenchen and Old Johannesburg Road Centurion Lifestyle Centre Centurion066 460 0356
Absa Key West KrugersdorpShop 80 Key West Shopping Centre cnr Paardekraal Drive and Viljoen Street Krugersdorp079 900 6457
Absa Sandton CityCnr Rivonia Road and 5th Street Sandton066 290 3314
Absa Port Elizabeth682 Cnr. Bagshaw & Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth041 404 8319
Absa StellenboschOude Bloemhof Building, Cnr Plein And Ryneveld Streets, Stellenbosch021 809 2311
Absa TowersCnr Commissioner And Troye Streets, Johannesburg011 350 4111

Other banks

BankAddressContact Number
Discovery Bank Head Office1 Discovery Place, c/o Rivonia Road and Katherine Street, Sandton0860 998 877
Investec Bank Sandown100 Grayston Dr Sandown Sandton011 286 7000

Article written by: Muhammad Salaahuddin

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