Protect Yourself from Identity Fraud
You can check your status by typing your ID number into the Department of Home Affairs website.
Verify whether you have a duplicate ID number online.
Verify your ID status (alive/deceased) online.
Verify your marital status online.
For more information, 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.
|Government Body:||(The Government of South Africa)|