What is an Unabridged Birth certificate

What is an Unabridged Birth certificate?

With the New Laws that came into effect on the 01.06.15, many people are wanting to know what exactly an Unabridged Birth certificate is.


An Unabridged Birth certificate is a birth certificate that reflects the full name, ID number, place and date of birth of the holder as well as the particulars of both parents of the holder. An Unabridged Birth Certificate is the document that is the key to showing one's lineage and is the document that is required by all embassies, consulates and other officials for proving one's lineage.  All children born in South Africa after 14 March 2013 were issued with a valid unabridged birth certificate automatically and free of charge.  Everyone born before this date were issued with an abridged copy of their birth certificate. Holders of abridged birth certificates and those from countries who do not automatically issue unabridged birth certificates, must ensure that they possess this document. To clarify further for those from abroad, an Unabridged Birth certificate is also known as a full birth certificate.  For example the UK registry office issue Full birth certificates that contain the particulars of the holder as well as that of both parents of the holder. This document is the equivalent of an Unabridged Birth certificate.

Application process for Unabridged Birth Certificates

What is an Unabridged Birth Certificates?


Unabridged Birth Certificates

If you reading this then you will most probably be aware that Home affairs are saying that they are taking approximately 12 weeks to issue Unabridged Birth Certificates. In reality it can take as long as 6 to 12 months.

We offer a service in which we expedite the process involved with acquiring an Unabridged Birth certificate for you. We can lodge an application for the Unabridged Birth certificate on your behalf and have the process expedited or we can assist you if you have already lodged an application at a local branch of Home Affairs. We can process your Unabridged Birth Certificates for you.

Save yourself many hours of unpleasantness! Avoid standing in queues that often exit the building and in some instances stretch around the block. Why wait for hours only to be told the system is offline and have to do it again the following day. We will have the application for your Unabridged Birth certificate submitted at a local branch of Home Affairs on your behalf!

Avoid having to return to the oppressive queues and wait hours just to collect your certificates when they are ready, we will also collect the certificate on your behalf.

Do not delay your plans, due to bureaucracy, we will cut through the red tape for you!

Contact us today in order to have your Unabridged Birth Certificates urgently processed!  






In an attempt to make the new requirements easy to understand, home affairs has issued an official brochure to prospective travelers.

Please see below brochure, for any other advice, queries or for assistance with Unabridged Birth certificates, please contact us at here