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Registration of Foreign Marriage

R5000,00

If you are needing a Registration of Foreign Marriage we can assist you with expediting the process making it so much faster and hassle free for you.

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

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If you are needing a Registration of Foreign Marriage we can assist you.

Due to it being a foreign marriage, HA cannot supply you with a computer printed marriage certificate.

You can apply for a non impediment letter, which will state that you are now married.

If you got married outside of South Africa and want to register your foreign marriage in South Africa, here are the general steps to follow:

  1. Contact the relevant authority in the country where you were married and request an unabridged marriage certificate. This certificate should include detailed information about you and your spouse, the date and location of the marriage, and any other required details.
  2. If your foreign marriage certificate is not in one of South Africa's official languages, you will need to have it translated by a sworn translator. The translation must be notarized by a notary public.
  3. Submit the required documents to us. We will need the foreign marriage certificate, your passports, and any other required documents required.
  4. There is a fee associated with registering a foreign marriage in South Africa
  5. Once we have submitted your documents, the DHA will review your application and supporting documents. The processing time can vary, so it's best to inquire about the estimated timeframe.
  6. Once your foreign marriage is registered, you can apply for a non impediment letter. This letter will show that you are now married and who you are married to.

It's important to note that the process may vary depending on the specific circumstances and the country where the marriage took place.

How to apply

After completing your online order, please email the following documents to onlineorders@certificatesrsa.co.za:

  • Copies of ID’s (not bigger than 1MB)
  • Copies of Passports (not bigger than 1MB)
  • Marriage Certificate (not bigger than 1MB) must be in English

Please note that this is just to register the marriage and due to it being a foreign marriage, HA cannot supply you with a computer printed marriage certificate.

You can however apply for a non impediment letter, which will state that you are now married.

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 DHA 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.

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.