IMPORTANT NOTICE: We are experiencing delays due to Covid 19. We are working with departments that we have no control over and cannot be held responsible if it exceeds the quoted timeframe.
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Registration of Foreign Birth

R7000,00

Do you live abroad and you would like to register your baby or child's birth? Certificates RSA can expedite the foreign birth registration process and make it so much easier for you.

Continue reading for more information about how the process works. If you still have questions please contact us.

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Description

A foreign birth registration is when a child is born abroad to a South African mother and/ or father and they would like to register the child's birth in South Africa.

Foreign Birth Registration Application Process

  • All births registered by the Department are in terms of the Births and Deaths Registration Act. There is no exclusion or separate requirements for foreign birth registrations.
  • Supporting documents must be attached to an application as prescribed in the Births and Deaths Registration Act. Only complete applications with required supporting documents will be accepted and processed for Foreign Birth Registration.
  • Offices must ensure that parents/grandparents birth certificates are attached with every application submitted. Without these no application will be processed.

How to apply

Once you have completed your order, please email the following documents (clear scanned copies) to onlineorders@certificatesrsa.co.za:

  • Both parents Copies of ID’s (not bigger than 1MB)
  • Both parents Copies of Passports (not bigger than 1MB)
  • Birth Certificate of the child (not bigger than 1MB) must be in English

Lead time

Approximately: 2 - 4 weeks

Disclaimer: Certificates RSA does not guarantee lead times in any way and does not accept responsibility for any loss due to delays in issue of certificates and/or certificates issued with faulty information.

Variations in delivery times from the Department of Home Affairs fluctuate. We cannot and will not be held responsible or liable for any costs incurred due to late or non delivery.

Additional costs

Cash deposits: If you will be making a cash deposit please include R50.00 for banking charges, or a separate invoice will be issued.

International payments: If paying from an international account, please include bank charges of R250.00 per transaction, or a separate invoice will be issued.

Courier: Once the certificate/s are ready they will be sent to you via courier. Please select the correct courier option when placing your order. If you are unsure about which region to select, please choose "Please send me a separate quote" and we will send you a separate invoice. If you choose an incorrect region (eg. if you select "Courier South Africa - Main Centre" but reside in a remote/outlying area in South Africa), a separate invoice will be issued to cover any additional costs.

We make use of DHL for courier services. Once the parcel has been collected from us it is out of our control and any queries should be directed to DHL directly.

Covid-19

The departments we work with may be experiencing high application volumes and backlogs due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Certificates RSA has no control over these departments and cannot accept responsibility for exceeding the quoted timeframe.