South Africa ID Number Validator API

South Africa ID Number Validator API

The South Africa ID Number Validator API is a tool that performs a basic check on a South African ID number. It validates the format, length, and other aspects of the number to ensure that it is correct and accurate. This API can be useful for businesses and organizations that require ID number validation for various purposes, such as customer registration and verification.

API description

About the API: 

The South Africa ID Number Validator API is a tool that enables developers to validate South African ID numbers programmatically. The API performs a simple validation on the ID number to check its format, length, and other key aspects, ensuring that it is a valid South African ID number.

South African ID numbers are unique 13-digit numbers assigned to each citizen or permanent resident of the country. These numbers are used for various purposes, such as identification, voting, and tax administration. The ID number comprises the person's date of birth, gender, and unique identification number.

Using the South Africa ID Number Validator API, developers can easily verify whether an ID number is in a valid format or not. This can be useful for businesses that require ID number validation for customer registration and verification, as well as for government agencies that need to verify the identity of individuals for various purposes.

The API is simple to use and can be integrated into any application or website that requires South African ID number validation. It returns a response indicating whether the ID number is valid or not, along with any errors that may have been encountered during validation.

In summary, the South Africa ID Number Validator API provides a convenient way to validate South African ID numbers programmatically, making it easier for businesses and government agencies to verify the identity of individuals in a reliable and efficient manner.



What this API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

Pass the ID number to verify, and receive if it's valid or not. 

What are the most common uses cases of this API?

  1. Customer registration: When businesses require customers to register for a service, they can use the API to validate that the ID number provided is in a valid format.

  2. KYC compliance: Financial institutions and other regulated entities can use the API to verify the identity of customers during the KYC (Know Your Customer) process, ensuring that they comply with regulatory requirements.

  3. Voter registration: During voter registration drives, the API can be used to validate that the ID numbers provided by potential voters are valid and belong to eligible voters.

  4. Government benefits: Government agencies can use the API to validate the ID numbers of individuals applying for government benefits such as social grants or healthcare services.

  5. Data cleaning: The API can be used to validate large datasets containing ID numbers, helping to clean up any errors or inconsistencies in the data. This can be useful for organizations that rely on accurate ID number data for business operations.


Are there any limitations to your plans?

Besides the number of API calls, there is no other limitation

API Documentation


Pass the ID number and run a validation with ease. 

Returns valid or not. 

Example is invalid for security reasons. 


Validator - Endpoint Features
Object Description
Request Body [Required] Json
Test Endpoint




curl --location --request POST '' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


API Access Key & Authentication

After signing up, every developer is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access to our API endpoint. To authenticate with the South Africa ID Number Validator API REST API, simply include your bearer token in the Authorization header.


Header Description
Authorization [Required] Should be Bearer access_key. See "Your API Access Key" above when you are subscribed.

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