How do I verify a South African ID number?

Use your mobile phone’s SMS function. Send the 13-digit RSA ID number with our keyword(IDNO) to 38021. Type it like so – IDNO ‘space’ 13-digit ID number.

How do I know if a South African ID number is valid?


  1. The first 6 digits (YYMMDD) are based on your date of birth. …
  2. The next 4 digits (SSSS) are used to define your gender. …
  3. The next digit (C) shows if you’re an SA citizen status with 0 denoting that you were born a SA citizen and 1 denoting that you’re a permanent resident.

How can I check my South African ID online?

Those who have access to the internet can visit the department’s website and click on Check your Status (at the top left corner of the Homepage) and Choose ID status verification (Alive/Deceased).

How do I find my SA ID number?

On the Account Verification Form

Your SA ID will be printed in the middle of the form where it reads “Your Spending Account ID Number:” The number will also be on the top right of the form between your employer and the date of the letter.

How can I verify my ID?

How to verify your identity

  1. Your State-Issued ID. You can upload a photo by phone or by computer. …
  2. A phone or computer with a camera to take a photo of yourself (This feature is not currently enabled or required.)
  3. Social Security Number.
  4. A phone number on a phone plan that is in your name.
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How can I check if my ID is valid online?

Steps to check the Emirates ID status:

  1. Visit the Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) website: (link is only available in the UAE). …
  2. Enter your Application Number or Emirates ID number (don’t include the hyphen).
  3. A popup box will appear with the Application status.

How long is a South African ID book valid for?

“There is no expiry date for the green bar-coded ID. It is valid until the time we sort out everything we need to deal with [in issuing the smart ID].”