How To Fill Out the New Z83 Form

Thursday, 22 July, 2021 - 09:49
Sakinah Samuels

When you're interested and wanting to apply for a job vacancy with South African Government, you are required to fill out a Z83 form. There has recently been a new Z83 form introduced, here's some guidance into how to fill it out.


Struggling to apply to that government job? Is the Z83 form confusing you? We can help. 

Government has implemented a new Z83 form to use for job applications and here's some insight into how to navigate it.

How To Fill Out the Z83 Form

  1. Click here to download the new Z83 form. 
  2. You will then have to print it out to fill it in
  3. Fill in the relevant fields

Under Section A

  1. Be sure to fill in the correct reference number
    • This would have been given in the advert for the job
  2. If you are available immediately, you should then put 'IMMEDIATELY' in the last block

Under Section B.

  1. Fill in your surname and full names
  2. Fill in your date of birth using the format DD/MM/YY
  3. If you are a South African, you only need to fill out the 'Identity Number' section. If you are a foreigner, you only need to fill out the 'Passport number' section
  4. Mark an 'X' under the correct choice the race section
  5. Mark an 'X' for the Yes/No questions
  6. Fill in the additional information when asked

Section C

  1. Fill in your preferred language for correspondence
  2. Circle which method of correspondence you prefer. This would be the way they communicate with you
  3. Under contact details:
    • Should you have circled 'Post', fill in your postal address
    • Should you have circled 'E-mail', fill in your email address
    • Should you have circled 'Fax', fill in your fax number
    • Should you have circled 'Telephone', fill in your telephone number or cellphone number

Section D

  1. Fill in the languages you either speak or write in in the grey area (one per block)
  2. For the 'Speak' row, you will then say whether you're 'goof', fair' or 'poor' under each language in each block
  3. For the 'Write or read' column, you will then say whether you're 'goof', fair' or 'poor' under each language in each block

Section E

  1. Fill in the required fields

Section F

  1. Fill in the required fields

Section G

  1. Fill in the required fields


  1. Sign and date the form

General Instructions

  1. Don't forget to put your initials on every page on the bottom right corner where it says 'Initial:..........'
  2. If you are told to attach a CV, then do so, along with any other additional documents they've asked for
  3. You will have been given an address for where you will need to hand deliver or post the completed form to

Should you submit the old form, your application will be disqualified.

Always ensure that your information is 100% correct.

This form has a new set of questions being asked. Some of these are related to previous criminal record convictions, whether you've been dismissed before for the public service of misconduct as well as any pending disciplinary hearings.

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