|Identity document (ID)|
If you are 16 years and older, you may apply for identity document (ID). You will need an ID to register for your matric exams, get a driving licence or open a bank account.
You can apply to have your ID re-issued:
The Department of Home Affairs replacing the green ID book with a smart ID card. It will be done over the next eight years, so you will not necessarily get an ID card when you now apply. If you already have an ID, you will be invited to apply for the ID card.
14 Oct 2013