New to site?


Lost password? (close)

Already have an account?



ID Copy/Passport photo page Cidb

HomeID Copy/Passport photo page Cidb

ID Copy/ Passport Photo Page requirements at the CIDB

At first glance, this might seem obvious, however, you will be surprised by the number of clients that get turned back as a result of a mess on their ID copy submissions.

You see, when it comes to the submission of an ID copy, there are a number of items that clients need to observe.

I will be discussing each one of these in the headings that follow below.

Make your ID Copies in color.

Although color ID copies are not a specific requirement at the CIDB, however, based on experience, they come out much clearer than the black and white copies.

The photo and text quality of a color ID copy is extremely high and can be reduplicated for multiple copies at the CIDB.

The CIDB scans in all documents submitted to it and therefore, if you submit a black and white ID copy, resolution might be compromised and this might affect your CIDB application at a later stage as it moves through the various stages of the application phase.

Therefore, the best way to play it safe, is to encourage our clients to submit colour copies when it comes to the CIDB application.

Smart card ID copies

The introduction of the card ID copy has given rise to a reduced font size on the ID number. Please make sure that when submitting a photocopy of the ID card, the ID number is visible to your eyes.

There has been an increased number of rejections based on the fact that the CIDB staff members could not read the ID number of the photocopied page.

When using an ID card, please make sure that you make copies of both sides on the same A4 paper rather than on two different A4 papers.

Director/ Member's ID Copies

When submitting ID copies, clients must ensure that all active directors and company member ID copies are submitted as per the latest company registration documents.

The CIDB has direct access to the composition of directors on your company’s profile at Cipro and will need to have all the company’s director/s ID copies submitted. They don’t pay so much attention at the company registration document submitted to them but rather, they pay attention at the current registration document at Cipro.

Certification of ID Copies

All ID copies must be certified by a registered commissioner of oaths.

The date stamp must be within a window period of 3 months.

It’s advisable that the window period does not expire during the duration of the application phase which is 21 days for the grades 2 & higher.

Fixonate consulting services has a commissioner of oaths and we shall be able to certify your ID copies free of charge.

In conclusion

In conclusion, submitting an ID copy to the CIDB might seem pretty an obvious step, however, a little effort must be put into the quality, the date stamp as well as the way you handle the smart card id copy when submitting to the CIDB.