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.