This is a free tool developed by to assist you in determining if your ancestors were issued with 13-digit identity numbers. Having a 13-digit identity number, will assist you in approaching official sources like Home Affairs, the Master of the High Court and more in applying for official documents, which will assist you in your research.

Simply enter the exact full names, surname and date of birth in the fields below. (If you are not sure about the exact names, you are free to enter a partial name and make use of our wildcard search. You can enter a partial name like: cecil% (adding a percentage sign after, before or both before and after the name) in the names field.)