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Protect Yourself from Identity Fraud

Description:

To prevent your identity from being fraudulently used, verify the status of your identity by contacting the Department of Home Affairs.

Instructions:

You can contact the Home Affairs hotline number: 0800 60 11 90. You can also visit your nearest Home Affairs office to check your status or you can query the status via SMS.

Send an SMS to 32551; the message of the SMS should be as follows:
For your ID status (deceased or alive): Type the letter L and then the ID number (eg L 5001010050080).

For your marital status: Type the letter M and then the ID number (eg M 5001010050080).

You will receive the status directly to your cellphone via SMS.

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Government Body: (The Government of South Africa)
The content on this page was last updated on 26 September 2019