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Can foreigners in South Africa get insurance with Sanlam Indie?

For now, our online quote process requires a South African ID number, so you can’t take out a policy with us if you don’t have a South African ID.

You CAN cover your family members with Sanlam Indie Funeral Cover if they are foreign nationals, as long as they are living in South Africa 🇿🇦, Lesotho 🇱🇸or Namibia 🇳🇦with valid travel documents. But note that if your family member is not South African we’ll only pay out for a death that occurs in South Africa. (If the insured life IS South African, we’ll pay out no matter where in the world they die as long as it isn’t in one of the excluded countries.)

If your situation is a bit complicated or you have any questions, give us a shout and we’ll see if we can make a plan 🤓. You can chat with us here or email us at

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