Check if your South African ID is a duplicate?

Written by on May 7, 2012 in News

 

Check Duplicate South African ID online

http://www.dha.gov.za/Enquiry/DupID3/Default.aspx

 

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South Africans will also be able to check if they share an ID number with someone else on a SMS track and trace service. Citizens can send a SMS with the letter D (for duplicate) followed by their ID number to 32551. They will then receive a response informing them if they are one of those affected.

Names of those with duplicated IDs made public

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The Department of Home Affairs has made public the names of 29 000 people who share their ID number with someone else – in a bid to assist those with duplicated IDs.

 

Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni said at a media briefing in Pretoria on Thursday, 3 May  that the names of those affected had been put up on the department’s website – www.dha.gov.za – and that they would also be published in print media across the country from 8 May.

 

The names of those affected will be published in newspapers such as the Sowetan, The Star, Pretoria News, Cape Argus, The New Age, Daily Dispatch, The Herald, Die Burger, Diamond Fields Advertiser, Illanga, Volksblad, the Witness and Cape Times.

 

He urged those whose names appeared on the website and in the newspapers to go to their nearest Home Affairs office so that they could receive assistance.

 

“Due to security reasons the publication will include only the name, birth date and area of last known address,” Apleni said.

 

South Africans will also be able to check if they share an ID number with someone else on a SMS track and trace service. Citizens can send a SMS with the letter D (for duplicate) followed by their ID number to 32551. They will then receive a response informing them if they are one of those affected.

 

“The department will be increasing dedicated capacity of officials within the Civics Branch, charged with resolving these issues so that these cases can be dealt with effectively and efficiently,” he said.

 

Home Affairs offices will also have dedicated counters to help those affected.

 

Apleni said the department recognised that duplicate IDs caused grief to a number of South Africans and was committed to addressing the problem.

 

The first phase of the campaign to deal with duplicate IDs will target the 29 000 people who share their ID number with someone else. The second phase will focus on the other 83 000 who have more than one ID number.

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  1. Beverly Johnston says:

    Please can you check if my I.D have been duplicated and if I am stil
    married.

  2. CARLA BUYS says:

    need to know if i am sharing my id no with another person

  3. rapule says:

    i share my name,surname and i.d wth some1.usin isaac tshabalala nd we changed 2 thamane…back then my mother lost her i.d wth my certificate.,

  4. khethiwe nokuthula mduba says:

    she was worried to waiting new id on last 3 may until june 2013. could please send me soon duplicate my id because i did not receiving my penisoner on may and june .

  5. Paul Gumede says:

    Sharing ID Paul with some one ? what to do now as Paul is far now employee in Mali-North Africa?
    advice Paul electronically through his e-mail address ,and also on the sender requested plz !

  6. mohammed says:

    how i can find out that my ID is ready i have only ID ref.no not ID no.

  7. Verencia Smith says:

    Hi got divorce on 29.08.2013 but the my status are still married how long must i wait before it will change.

  8. Brenda Nazo says:

    Can u pls check my ID book has a duplicate and am still married

  9. Dick says:

    How do i check my ID. application status with a ref. no. since i do not have an ID. no. yet? besides the response i get with the ref. no. is “ID not found”

  10. Clayton Humbulani Singo says:

    Hie I applied for a new ID document and am still waiting for it,so am just asking that how long dose it gonna take for me to receive the document

  11. Nombali Precious Tumani says:

    Good Morning Ma’am, I have passed my matric in 2012 and I do not have an Identity Document neither Birth certificate I’ve been trying to apply for it but home affairs said my mother Nonkululeko Cecilia Tvmane have child that we share the same year which is 1991, In my matric certificate I changed my date of birth to 1992 thought it was gonna be easier but now I’ve been staying home since then, I can not carry on with my life, and I have passed with barcholer. my mother’s id no. is 591122 0954 088. please help me I can not be punished for something I do not know about please

  12. ke kopa id yaka asseblief i request my id its been 5 months now waiting for id asseblief tog

  13. amukelani godfrey says:

    I like to know um born south Africa .my parents are Mozambique’s so um straggling to get I d book um 23 yrs old no certificate.but my have id of south Africa.
    consider with positive help plz

  14. just checking if I still own my id alone and am married to on wife.

  15. Phindile says:

    Hi guys may you please help me with my I’d my flat burn last year December than I apply I’d February they told me im sharing with someone my I’d is 2010 and the person am sharing with him is 2013 how com I got children I can’t do anything I owner’ to much shop I can’t pay plz help me just email me I got to much stress I’m tired to go to home affairs everyday they r processesing

  16. Happiness Nelisiwe Masango says:

    Am I sharing my identity

  17. Nanima says:

    contact home affairs

  18. Martin Mk says:

    In 2009 I went to apply for an ID document @16 years,I was unable to collect it because we had to move to another town,and now I went to re-apply ,home affairs told me it was duplicate ID,no problem,I gave them everything they wanted to fix the duplicate,its been 2 years now I’m in and out,they keep on telling its on investigation,for how long should I wait?

  19. Martin Mk says:

    Don’t go to Home Affairs,just give them a call every two weeks,you will be calling the department in pretoria….

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