Department of Home Affairs App

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Ever wanted to see the progress of your South African ID or Passport application? Have you ever wanted to check to see if someone is married, or if someone is still alive? This app allows you to discover public information on South African residents.

I created this app to have a nice, quick and easy way to check my status of my application for my passport.

Main Screen Results Screen

How To Use

This app is very simple and only has one step: enter your ID number and press “check status now”.

The results that are put together and displayed include:

  • ID application progress
  • Passport application progress
  • Marital status
  • Alive or deceased
  • Duplicate ID status
  • Permit application progress

Privacy Policy

The Department of Home Affairs app takes your privacy very seriously and does not, in any way, share, store information about your phone or identity number.

My Personal Data

None of your details are stored or shared on any server, anywhere except for:

  • Anonymous approximate age for in-app analytics and cannot be used to associate anything to you.
    This is purely for statistics and is only used for determining the average age groups of the app’s users.
  • Anonymous gender for in-app analytics and cannot be used to associate anything to you.
    This is purely for statistics and is only used for determining the average gender of the app’s users.
  • Anonymous approximate location for in-app analytics and cannot be used to associate anything to you.
    This is purely for statistics and is only used for determining the average (general country/state area, nearest to a city) location of the app’s users.

My Phone Data

App doesn’t access to sms history, browsing history or other data from your phone other than a general location, see above, used specifically for anonymous statistics.

Permissions

  • Geolocation Data – All information is totally anonymous and only used for app usage statistics
  • Networking – Only used to retrieve the results of your search and to send anonymous app usage statistics

Department of Home Affairs Data Servers

All information used by the app are all available on the official website of the Department of Home Affairs for the Republic of South Africa.

The same results generated by the app can be retrieved on the official status page: http://www.dha.gov.za/status/.

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