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Identification Act, 1997 (Act No. 68 of 1997)

Chapter 2 : Population Register

8. Particulars to be included in population register



There shall in respect of any person referred to in section 3, be included in the population register the following relevant particulars available to the Director-General, namely—

(a) his or her identity number referred to in section 7;
(b) his or her surname, full forenames, gender, date of birth and the place or country where he or she was born:
(c) if he or she has attained the age of 16 years, his or her ordinary place of residence and his or her postal address;
(d) if he or she is a South African citizen but is not a citizen by birth or descent, the date of his or her naturalisation or registration as such a citizen, and, if he or she is an alien and was not born in tlw Republic, the date of his or her entry into the Republic, and the country of which he or she is a citizen;
(e) the particulars of his or her marriage contained in the relevant marriage register or other documents relating to the contracting of his or her marriage, and such other particulars concerning his or her marital status as may be furnished to the Director-General;
(f) a recent photograph of himself or herself, if he or she has attained the age of 16 years;
(g) his or her fingerprints, if he or she has attained the age of 16 years;
(h) particulars concerning passports and travel documents granted to him or her;
(i) after his or her death, the required particulars furnished when notice of his or her death was given, and on permanent departure from the Republic, the date of such departure, and particulars concerning the cancellation in the prescribed manner of his or her identity card or that card with the exception of the prescribed section thereof (if any); and
(j) any other particulars determined by the Minister by notice in the Gazette as particulars which, subject to the conditions, exceptions or exemptions (if any) mentioned in the notice, shall be included in the register.


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