The Department of Home Affairs announces faster turnaround on passports

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The Department of Home Affairs launched the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) on 16 May 2018, this promises to increase turnaround times for those applying for ID documents and passports. 

The new identification system, which forms an integral part of the Department’s Modernisation Programme, would bring a number of benefits including service delivery improvements due to faster turnaround times for those applying for ID documents and passports. Other improvements in services will be reduced cases of duplicate identities as well as a future-fit identification and security solution in support of national government’s drive towards modernisation of all departments for service efficiency.

ABIS is powered by sustainable technology and will offer a single view of citizens across their life cycle and their status change at various stages. It is set to replace the Home Affairs National Identity System (HANIS), which is manually operated and outdated.

Source: TAM

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