If you are thinking of standing in a lengthy queue to apply for your ID, it might be a far better option to apply for your ID online; alternatively pay for someone to do this on your behalf. But it does not stop there – when time is far more valuable than money it might be a good idea to pay someone to do a whole host of different tasks on your behalf.
Delegate the boring bits – there are a growing number of life management companies in SA who will do anything from paperwork to picking up your dry-cleaning. Choose a lifestyle company management service who will come in and de-clutter your life, perform errands on your behalf, buy flowers and gifts (although these can quite easily be done online), organise your travel and your entertainment arrangements, do your housework and even house sit for you.
For R150 an hour you can hire a company who will pay your bills and fines, organise quotes, buy and wrap presents, organise events and a lot more. Although many of these tasks can be done online, it is often easier to just pay someone to do these for you.
For a more business-like approach get yourself a virtual PA who can make all your arrangements on your behalf as well as complete secretarial and reception tasks without taking up any space in your real office. Prices will be negotiated according to your needs. Did you know there are companies that will also do your grocery shopping, stand in queues and pick up your fave DVD?
If you find that time is more important than money apply for you ID online, do your banking online, buy gifts and flowers online or simply hire someone else to stand in queues, rent a shuttle to take you to the airport or rent a handyman to do those chores you somehow never seem to get around to doing.
Now that after the sacrifices and sweat has been said and done, the last leg in seeing your efforts bearing fruits all that is needed from you is to wait painstakingly how the application process for renewing goes which you can do that through the verification process brought to you by the Home Affairs at just the easiest way you would be able flow with. And that method the way it is so easy at its best is when you track your application online as to how thus far it’s going. The second step to implement thereafter would be to enquiring about application for renewed passport how it goes which you would need to do so by handing out your ID numbers, enquire on your Passport book application status and verifying with your marital status as a means of processing your verification process swiftly like that which after doing you would be able to know do you stand from.
So one other last thing you would need to know about this service is intended for use by individuals to verify their own passport status only. Any attempt(s) to verify the passport status of others or to use or access the service in any way other than described above is expressly prohibited. Surely since you have just been informed as to how and what this process goes, you would by now know what is expected of you to submit to verify your stature with regards to your application and stuff, aren’t you?
To know all of this and more, waste no further amount of time to simply pay a kind visit at www.home-affairs.gov.za/ to capture all of the information of this and more at the grandest detail you would love to get and know all under their site.
As we all do know some of the basic criteria to follow when we require the service of seeing your SA passport getting lifted that is obviously renewing it is to follow such of the guidelines that I am about to give you. The first step is that of South African travelers need to be in possession of a passport for travel purposes outside of the country’s borders. Travel documents are issued by the Department of Home Affairs. Applicants should note that In terms of section 26(B) of the South African Citizenship Act, 1995, it is a punishable offence for a South African citizen of 18 years and older to leave or enter South Africa on a foreign passport. However, as a holder of that Passport be in the know that it is expected of you as a your tourist passport be valid for 10 years and must Passports must be valid for at least 30 days after the intended date of departure. Passports should also have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. At the very same time, you are expected to contact one of your nearest home affairs office to validate it again which what is expected out of you if your South African passport expires you have to complete a new application to get a new passport.
To apply for the passport, you must submit the following documents: a duly completed passport application Form DHA-73, our original identity document and a copy, or a birth certificate and copy thereof if under 16 or if above 18 years to submit proof of parental consent for issuing of the passport. Furthermore, even if you are applying for the Foreign Passport you would need to submit the completed determination of citizenship Form DHA-529 when applying from abroad. Also you will requested to present any existing valid tourist passport or if you have lost your passport or it has been stolen and you are applying for a new passport, you must provide a loss of passport report (DHA-335 ) and confirmation that you reported the loss to the police. The other rest like the 2 recent passport sized photographs of you would be needed together with the administration issuing fee of it.
now that is it guys, the service that is best served by Department of Home Affairs and do make sure if you would love to receive such service to best begin paying a visit through one of their nearest office and be valid to go beyond the area bound that is expected out of you.
Usually we all know that when you need to register for passport the actual destination to head to is none other than the Department of Home Affairs which you can do so on your nearest depot to get that service. As much as I would love to hint you to save your cash that is to encourage you to book your space by being the early bird at your nearest Home Affairs department, chances are still unlikely that you will get the queue being as short as you bargained for it to be which is why you would to come up with some of the easiest and workable methods to best benefit you in the long run to just get the service right on time. so with that in mind then let us rather stick to this old school one which is that of going earlier to your nearest service centre that is Home Affairs, Traffic Department or even the other private service providers whom they can act as the third party on your behalf to get that service.
So the right documents that are essentially needed for you to qualify for the service to be rendered for you to renew your passport needs ones like your SA ID document, Passport photos – usually come in sets of 4 and cost about R45, 00, old passport which is optional though, cash and obviously a bit of patience till your turn comes. Thereafter the services had been said and done, all that is needed from you would be waiting for the 14 working days to get your hard earned possession right at the correct address you have mentioned on your information details.
Well with such procedures that I have mentioned over here, I hope you will walk the talk that is in ensuring that likewise too practice that sacrifice that will bet ensure you get yours at such a sheer record breaking time you will love to see that taking place and do all of that as a matter of now!
No matter how demanding it is for you to own this Green bar coded book that is the SA Passport that will after doing so will going to last you ten years to come, you would need to sacrifice just a bit in making sure all of what I have just mentioned to work for you or else would have to stand on the lines nursing your miseries for having not done so. With that in mind, right here on this spot I am about to divulge some of the essential information that will come in huge favor to know what is expected of you if you were on the verge of applying for it, that is the SA passport. So without further delay, first and foremost what is needed for you to if you want to board a plane and go overseas would be to apply for a South African passport and submit all of the required information and documents that supports your application process to be successful. Whether your application for passport is for temporary passport, official passport, temporary passport or emergency passport all that is needed from you is submitting papers like would need to fill out a form BI-73, and then submit this to a Home Affairs domestic office, and if overseas, then you would have to submit this to a South African embassy or mission. It is also important to have proof of identity, two passport photos, have your fingerprints taken and pay a fee of R190.00. Processing takes approximately ten weeks to issue, and is valid for ten years.
Like this one here for an example, which is that of the official’s passport is issued to South African officials who are travelling on official government business. For an official’s passport you will need two passport photos, fill out a BI-73 form, have proof of identity, and have your fingerprints taken. This is also submitted to the Department of Home Affairs locally, and an embassy or mission overseas. This passport is valid for a five year period.
You will love the highest standards that this government uses to give you the absolute sheer service you deserve not forgetting the Batho pele principles that are on the forefront you will love and be satisfied to get and pay them a warm visit today to fulfill your essential documentation process today.
The days of painstakingly waiting in the long queue in the line for rock of ages to get the best service you need to come to an end as there are outsourcing companies out there that can come to rescue you give you all of that service on the fastest way. amongst some of the aspects that you might need to get the attention of fulfilling right on time would when you need to renew your Passport right before it expires but for the mere fact that we all know that the lengthy procedure you would need to bypass in order to get your attention it happens to give you constant worry as you have to queue for a longtime. So if then you didn’t know that there’s a service provider that can just do all of that, be in the know that there is a company that does all of that which is Don’t Q the leading company for concierge queuing services in Gauteng. We take the hassle out of applying for documents such as Passport Renewals, Car Licenses, ID documents and Certificates together with lots more of the other services that burden you off.
With a special focus on passport renewals, Don’t Q prides itself to walk the extra mile that is in queuing for you till you get the service you deservingly paid for at the right time when you are in need of the renewing your passports right on time that leaves you with the time to think about your journey ahead before you embark on. So the services that Don’t Q offers with regards to passports and other services is that they help you to register and renew SA and international passports at the especially lowest costs. It is also important to have proof of identity, two passport photos, have your fingerprints taken and pay a fee of R190.00. Processing takes approximately ten weeks to issue, and is valid for ten years.
So there you go then people and I definitely hope you will make reasonable strides to begin walking the talk rather than waiting on the long queues to get that service in just convenient matter of time and do make sure that you to do just so like others do.
RENEWAL OF YOUR DRIVER’S LICENCE
Every five years that credit card type driver’s licence of yours will have to be renewed from the date of issue. The expiry date appears on the licence. For the renewal of your driver’s licence you will have to present yourself at any testing centre in the country, but remember you will also have to collect your card there. To renew your licence, you need to complete the relevant application form, DL1 and stand in line to have your eyes tested. If it is found that your eye-sight has deteriorated from the date of the last issue, new conditions will be attached to your licence. If you wear spectacles for close work, make sure you have these with you on the day.
Other documents required in the renewal of your driver’s licence process:
- Acceptable identification as defined by legislation (e.g. Identity Document (ID), temporary ID, old driver’s licence card or valid South African passport
- Two black and white ID photographs
- Fees as prescribed by legislation.
Applicants should note that a Driving Licence Card must be applied for in person as new fingerprints,
photographs, signature and an eye test need to be submitted.
Your new licence should be ready within 4-6 weeks and costs differ from province to province. In the meantime
you should display your old licence card when requested to do so by the authorities plus the receipt issued by
the department in payment of your new pending one.
If you are unable to pick up your new driving licence card in person, the application will have to be accompanied by a certified copy of the ID document of the person who will collect the card on your behalf together with an affidavit stating the reason why you will not be able to collect the card in person.
Renewing your driver’s license on time is really important. If you are caught without a valid license or if your licensed has expired and you are stopped by the aMetro Police, you get a really big fine.
Don’t leave things to chance, and if you are strapped for time and simply cannot get away from work, get a company to do this on your behalf.
Your driver’s license has to be renewed at least four weeks before it expires, otherwise you will have to apply for a temporary license that will cost you more whilst waiting for your license to be re-issued.
You will have to go for a new eye test and your fingerprints will be re-taken when renewing your South African driver’s license. If you prefer, your eyes can be tested at an optometrist outside the licensing department, but you will be required to submit an authentic form. If your eye-sight has deteriorated, your license will have renewed conditions added to your license.
For a renewal you will require your Green Bar-Coded South African Identity Book, your old driver’s license or a valid South African Passport.
You will also be require having no fewer than four black and white photos suitable for Identity Documents, and an amount of R228.00, but if your license has expired you will need R300.00. (This varies from one province to another).
Last but not least, you will have to fill out a DL1 application form.
For more on renewing your driver’s license contact us today.
HOW TO RENEW YOUR SOUTH AFRICAN DRIVERS LICENSE
News from the Cape is good where one gent who went to renew his drivers licence had the following to say: “With visions of long queues, tedious forms, and a complicated and slow process, I was dreading the experience. Well, to my utter surprise, it was nothing like that. It was a fast and painless experience. In theory, my new license will be ready in 6-8 weeks.”
So, here is the process.
What do you need to bring?
- 2x passport photos (preferably black and white, but colour seems to be fine)
- R140 (as at July 2011)
- a black pen (they don’t have any there)
- Your old drivers license and your ID book
Preferably something to amuse yourself with incase there are interminable queues in those corridors
What is the best time to renew?
It would seem that the best time to go to the licencing departments is around 8:30am at which time they are not very busy. On a good day it can take an hour from start to finish. These departments are usually open from 7:45am until 3:00pm, but they do warn that if the queues are too long, they will close the doors earlier, so be careful.
What is the process?
- In the reception queue – they will give you the green form for drivers license renewal
- Then you will wait in the eye test/fingerprint queue. So you can fill out your green form while you wait. The eye test and fingerprinting is done at the same time.
- You then pay at the cashier’s desk. Keep the receipt, because it gives validity to your current drivers license by 2 months should the new license not arrive before your old one expires.
- They do NOT send out notifications that you new licence is ready so start checking after 6 weeks. Don’t bother to phone, it just rings and rings
RENEWAL OF DRIVERS LICENCES
On paper it looks very easy – but once you get to the relevant Licensing department in your town or city that is where the problems could arise. There are often long queues everywhere – inside and outside the building so you must make provision for a long wait. However the process which needs to be followed is the same – where it’s a straightforward renewal or your card has been lost or stolen – its the same as for the renewal of a Driving Licence Card that is about to expire, or has already expired.
Steps to follow
· Produce acceptable identification as defined by legislation (e.g. Identity Document (ID), temporary ID, old driver’s licence card or valid South African passport
· Two black and white ID photographs
· Fees as prescribed by legislation.
Applicants should note that a Driving Licence Card must be applied for in person as new fingerprints, photographs, signature and an eye test need to be submitted. You can count on waiting for approximately 6 weeks for the production of a Driving Licence Card; therefore applicants will be required to (a) apply for a Temporary Driving Licence or (b) they may use the old drivers licence together with the receipt received from the department to enable them to drive until the card is delivered.
If an applicant is unable to collect the card in person, the person who receives the card on his/her behalf shall submit:
· his or her ID and a certified copy thereof
· a certified copy of the ID document of the applicant; and
· an affidavit made by the applicant which gives the explanation of why he/she has been prevented from receiving the card in person
The driving licence testing centre shall upon submission of the said documents issue the card to the said person.