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Marriage Certificate South Africa

To obtain a marriage certificate in South Africa, you need to follow a few steps. Here's a general outline of the process:

  1. Before you can apply for a marriage certificate, you must fulfill the legal requirements for marriage in South Africa. These typically include being of legal age (18 years or older) and ensuring that neither you nor your partner is already married.
  2. Plan and organize your wedding ceremony. You can choose to have a civil marriage ceremony at the DHA office or have a religious or traditional ceremony recognized by the DHA.
  3. Required documents: When registering your marriage, you typically need to provide the following documents:
    • Completed BI-130 marriage registration form (available at Home Affairs offices)
    • Identity documents (ID) or passports of both partners
    • If applicable, divorce decree(s) or death certificate(s) of previous spouse(s)
    • Two witnesses with their ID documents
  4. There is a fee associated with registering a marriage in South Africa. The fee may vary, so it's best to check with your local Home Affairs office
  5. Once your marriage is registered and the fee is paid, you will receive a marriage certificate. The certificate may be issued immediately at some Home Affairs offices. While at others, you may need to wait for it to be processed and collected at a later date. You may also be given the option to apply for an unabridged marriage certificate, which includes additional details. Click on link to apply through us https://certificatesrsa.co.za/product/marriage-certificate-sa/

It's important to note that the process may vary slightly depending on your specific circumstances or any changes in regulations. It's advisable to contact your local Home Affairs office or visit their website for the most up-to-date and accurate information.https://chat.openai.com/share/f0b2a245-05d6-4182-a7be-ddba96671ed9

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Thinking of immigrating or simply need your travel & personal documents sorted out?

Then you've come to the right place: Certificates RSA offers you a easy and affordable plethora of solutions for all your Certificates in RSA and abroad.

Police clearance Certificates: South Africa & Zimbabwe

Getting a police clearance certificate South Africa, a police clearance certificate Zimbabwe or  a police record expunged can be time consuming and frustrating.

Certificates RSA will get your police clearance certificate faster and easier than it will take you to do it on your own.

Passport Applications

Do you need your South African passport application done faster and more efficiently? We can assist you with this.

Due to a nationwide system change (biometrics) we are unable to personally assist with South African passport applications, however once you have applied we can expedite your application.

Our lead time is between 5 and 10 working days.

Our price for this service is R1450.

Although lead times are a indication, Certificates RSA does in no way guarantee lead times in any way and does not accept responsibility for any loss due to delays.


If you would like to apply for any of our services simply visit www.certificatesrsa.co.za


We know the pain and anguish caused by losing a close family member.


Why not let the team from Certificates RSA lessen the stress and deal with the Needed documentation associated with the passing of a loved one.

Email us or simply send us a direct message on Facebook.

We are always happy to assist.


We have seen a massive increase in the application for Police Clearance Certificates for immigration purposes.  It is one of the cornerstone documents that YOU HAVE TO HAVE, depending on the country that you are aiming on going to.

That being said, many have found their applications rejected for failing to produce a “valid police clearance” or have been found to not be of “good and Sound Character” due to an offence listed on their police report.

Here you will find the correct info as defined in the Immigration act.

Definition of A Police Clearance Certificate.

 Regulation 1  provides that  a,  “ police clearance certificate “ , means a certificate issued by the  police or security  authority in each country  where the relevant applicant resided for 12  months or longer after attaining the age  of 18 years, in respect of criminal records or the character of that applicant, which certificate shall not be  older than six months at the time  of  its submission: Provided that the  certificate shall  not be required  from a foreign country in the case of a renewal or extension of a visa but from the Republic.

From the definition we can gather quite a lot of information about what  constitutes a valid police clearance , its purpose ,  which applicants are required  produce  it and  when is it required.



A Police Clearance Certificate can only be issued by the police or security authority of the country of residence.  However, Certificates RSA may act as intermediary between yourself and the authorities, simplifying the process.


Persons over the age of 18 are required to produce the Police Clearance Certificate for every country they have resided in for 1 year since reaching the age of 18. It is not clear whether the period of 12 months is a cumulative one or a continuous period. It is however advisable to produce the police clearance where you are able to do so, regardless of the period you resided in the country.


Meaning of Good and Sound Character.

Currently there is no definition of good and sound character in the Act and neither is there an established standard. Often where a person has any conviction even if it is not a serious offence such a reckless driving or driving under the influence of alcohol the Department of Home Affairs may reject the application on the basis that the applicant is not of good and sound character.   Whilst any criminal act can never be described as minor, one would certainly not place these offences on the same scale as murder or fraud.


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Disqualifying Offences.

 Section 30(1)(g)  Provides that  anyone with previous convictions without the option of a fine for conduct  which would be an offence in the Republic, with the exclusion  of certain prescribed offences is an undesirable and therefore disqualified from applying  for a visa or permanent residence permit.

The Act lists under schedule 1 and 2 offences that will lead to the withdrawal of a status and disqualification for a visa or permit.  The list contains very serious offences including sexual offences, Murder , robbery , assault, fraud , forgery, theft  and  any offence the punishment of which may be a period of imprisonment exceeding six months without  the option of a fine.  The list does include other offence.



As many discerning travelers departing from the shores of South Africa know all too well, is that getting your passport in a bit of a rig-moral.

Especially, considering the quality of our esteemed Home Affairs departments in SA.  That being said, Certificates RSA specializes in taking the hard part out of it, for you.

Our passport specialists have years of experience of getting your passport not only done faster, but easier and more conveniently.  Who has time to stand in a queue only to be told, "sorry, the systems are down" and then having to come back the next day, and often times standing there from 6am.

A typical queue at the South African Home Affairs

Camping out, has received a whole new meaning.  And then to top that off, you are never guaranteed that you will even get your Passport that day!

More Queues

Let us handle the stress of applying for your passport.  Contact Alecia Vermaak today


Please note that from time to time the CRC and HA experiences backlogs and turnaround times listed on our website cannot be guaranteed. Loadshedding is putting a lot of pressure on the system and affecting applications and turnaround times. Kindly take this into consideration when making travelling plans or have deadlines.