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How to get a South African Birth Certificate Quickly

How To Get A South African Birth Certificate Quickly

Due to the new immigration law implemented by the Department of the Home Affairs, it is compulsory for all South African citizens to acquire unabridged birth certificates of their children under the age of 18 years, for traveling abroad. The children, who were born before March 2013, have been given abridged birth certificates. Although these abridged certificates are still valid, they cannot be used for overseas traveling.

For those parents, who travel abroad a lot for business purposes; often plan a trip with their family, it is crucial to acquire an unabridged certificate of their child and that too in a short span of time.

How To Apply?

The Department Of Home Affairs provides services for people to get the unabridged birth certificates of their children. An application form is to be filled and submitted to the office of DHA. The documentation required with the forms varies, and depend upon the age of the minor whose birth certificate is applied. An additional fee of 75R must be deposited after the 30 days of birth, as per late registration rules.

How Long It Takes

After the application is submitted to the Department Of Home Affairs, it usually takes 6 to 8 weeks to process an unabridged birth certificate, only when all the form is filled correctly and also the additional requirements are fulfilled.

Well, it does take a lot of time but for travelers, the process can be done very quickly with the help of an expediting expert

Let’s See How It Can Be Done Quickly

The late registration application procedure has three categories

  1. Children aged from 31 days to One year

  2. Children aged from one year to seven years

  3. Children aged from seven years and above


    All these categories have additional requirements, such as birth notice, birth proof, affidavits, and other details. Collection of all the information and documentation could perplex you, and even if not, the waiting queue at the DHA office will certainly trouble you. Due to lot of applications, the process might take longer than the usual time of 6-8 weeks.

Don't Worry! We’ll Save You The Trouble

An expediting expert will help you with all the documents and in case of any problem; he can locate them.

With the assistance of the agent, your application form will be submitted in the safest way.

He’ll make sure that all the information and documentation is correct, so that you don’t have to face any kind of delay.

The best part about getting assistance from an agent is that you won’t have to wait in the waiting queue. Your child’s unabridged birth certificate will be issued in the shortest time possible.

So, plan your trips, and leave the rest to your agent.