TechInAfrica – In collaboration with the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), FNB added the Cornubia branch in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, to the list of branches where clients can gather their Smart ID cards and travel papers.
The bank’s clients in the territory would now be able to apply through the Department of Home Affairs’ web-based booking system and have the option to gather their Smart IDs and Passports at FNB’s Cornubia branch.
Chief Executive of FNB Points of Presence, Lee-Anne van Zyl says that FNB is excited to add one more branch outside of Gauteng to extend its reach.
“The partnership between FNB and the Department of Home Affairs will bring a tremendous framework to increase critical infrastructure that opens the way to significant new social and monetary opportunities like training, work, monetary administrations, mobile communication, voting, and travel,” Lee-Anne van Zyl added.
The Cornubia branch is the third FNB branch outside of Gauteng to offer this convenient service.
Smart ID Availability
The service is available across seven branches, including Merchant Place (Gauteng), Centurion Lifestyle (Gauteng), Lynnwood (Gauteng), Greenpoint (Western Cape), Burgersfort (Limpopo), The Glen (Gauteng), and now Cornubia (KwaZulu-Natal).
Van Zyl says, “Through our collaboration with the Department of Home Affairs, we ceaselessly endeavor to work on the existence of our clients through intercessions that make their lives a lot simpler. Until now, we have given 267,800 Smart ID cards and passports since the commencement of the partnership. This consists of 128,010 Smart ID Cards and 139,790 visas that have been given through our branches.”
Booking Smart IDs
Customers can make their booking process for ID and identification reports assisted through eChannel, a Home Affairs internet booking gateway that catches personal details.
When the application has been prepared on the web, the client can plan a booking to visit one of the assigned branches for fingerprint verification.