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Offline lpj

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Getting a new passport
« on: December 05, 2015, 01:32:18 pm »
Afternoon,

Where's the best home affairs offices to go to these days in Gauteng? I've heard somewhere the Brits one is good, but I know Brits...

Prefereably Jo'burg or Pta.

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Re: Getting a new passport
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2015, 01:52:59 pm »
These days your bank can issue your passport. 
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Re: Getting a new passport
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2015, 01:55:42 pm »
These days your bank can issue your passport. 

I don't think that has been launched yet, but should soon hopefully
 

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Re: Getting a new passport
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2015, 02:28:36 pm »
Shit, that would be convenient!
 

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Re: Re: Getting a new passport
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2015, 02:53:03 pm »
These days your bank can issue your passport. 

I don't think that has been launched yet, but should soon hopefully
Nope, not yet. Currently only certain banks, and only staff.

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Re: Re: Getting a new passport
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2015, 07:29:31 pm »
These days your bank can issue your passport. 

I don't think that has been launched yet, but should soon hopefully
Nope, not yet. Currently only certain banks, and only staff.

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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2015, 11:01:09 pm »
“The project to issue passports to bank clients will be piloted by Nedbank [this month]. As we move further, this will be piloted at two locations per bank, the roll out for other banks will be launched next year,” Gigaba said.

Gigaba and the department’s director-general, Mkuseli Apleni, visited Standard Bank and First National Bank head offices in Johannesburg yesterday to check on progress by the two institutions. The two banks have issued 2 000 cards to employees at their head offices since August. The smart card campaign was launched by the department earlier this year to do away with the green barcoded identity books.

Standard Bank, Nedbank, and FNB have signed memoranda of understanding with the department to help roll the project. The system was being tested through issuing the cards to employees first before it could be opened for bank clients. Talks with Absa to bring it onboard were under way, Gigaba said. He added the department planned to eradicate the green barcoded books within five years.



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Re: Getting a new passport
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2015, 05:36:44 am »
Cullinan.
Takes about a week.
They are open on Saturdays
 

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Re: Getting a new passport
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2015, 08:36:47 am »
I good good fast service at Akasia the last time I needed a new PP.  :thumleft:
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Re: Getting a new passport
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2015, 01:56:24 pm »
Cheers all  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Getting a new passport
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2015, 06:07:05 am »
Don't go to Akasia, their id & passport section is closed for upgrade until 2nd of Jan

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Re: Getting a new passport
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2015, 06:15:51 am »
Found the Centurion branch opposite the Gautrain station very efficient and professional
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Re: Getting a new passport
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2015, 07:18:41 am »
Found the Centurion branch opposite the Gautrain station very efficient and professional
i second that, although i didnt get my sms telling me it was there, nor could i query thier online tool i went the 6 weeks i was told to and there it was. all in all pretty good, ques not too bad and not too busy.
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Re: Getting a new passport
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2015, 07:42:01 am »
Last time I renewed mine, we went to Benoni, around Christmas/Ney Year, in & out in 15 minutes, passport arrived in a week.
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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2015, 07:51:52 am »
I went to Nigel home affairs two weeks ago.... Friendly and efficient staff! Application was a painless 15 minutes and Passport was ready in 6 days. Applied for the new ID card.... 3 days!! Most impressed...
 

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Re: Getting a new passport
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2015, 08:02:27 am »
I must say that Dlamini Zuma really turned internal affairs around - definitely a major improvement - maybe she is the right person for president ?
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Re: Getting a new passport
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2015, 09:30:57 am »
Having had to queue at Home Affairs as well as Absa in recent times I really don't know if banks would be better. Renewal of passports are relatively pain free but be prepared for much frustration if you want to get an unabridged birth certificate for a minor. After struggling for three months, despite having the original unabridged certificate and all other supporting docs, I was helped only after venting on Twitter. At some stage I even had to fill in a form under oath for the late reporting of a birth as the papers "got lost in Pretoria." What a stupid law.
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Re: Getting a new passport
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2015, 11:02:16 am »
Went to Randburg. Took about an hour, efficient and no problems.
Got the passports 2 weeks later
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Re: Getting a new passport
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2015, 11:36:57 am »
Can also recommend Centurion.
Went there a month back, and it took about 10 days.
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