A Marriage Certificate is essential because it is used to prove an official marriage registration. The need for a Marriage Certificate occurs in the case where you would need to prove that you are legally married to someone, especially for several types of visa applications for both South Africa and abroad.
REQUIREMENTS TO BE ISSUED WITH A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE
ID or Passport copy.
Application form to be completed (Form will be supplied to you).
Signed Power of Attorney form (Form to be supplied to you).
A copy of your marriage register entry (B130 / DHA30).
Unabridged: Time frame: 8 weeks
Abridged: Time frame: 2 working days
COST OF SERVICE
Unabridged: Cost: From R2,450.00 + VAT
Abridged: Cost: From R1,250 + VAT
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What happens if my marriage certificate was issued pre-2000?
An application form is to be completed (Form will be provided to you) as well as a copy of ID or Passport copy will be needed and we will advise on possibility, time frame, costs depending on your circumstances.
Can I be issued with a replacement copy of my Marriage Certificate?
Yes, indeed with an application form to be completed and a copy of your ID or Passport we will be able to assist you with a replacement copy.
How long does it take to be issued with a copy of my Marriage certificate?
Under normal circumstances, it would take 8 weeks.
Will it be a legal document?
Definitely, as it will be issued directly from Department of Home Affairs.
Can an incorrect certificate be amended?
Yes, an application form will have to be completed (Form to be provided to you) and a copy of your ID or Passport will be needed as well as the certificate with the errors in order to assist you with the process to obtain a correct certificate.
Work Permits SA subscribe to Google’s rules on transparency. We are a privately-owned immigration practice and as such comply with the Immigration Act of South Africa. We are not the South African Government. We charge for our expertise in successfully applying for temporary and permanent residency services. Forms that are supplied during the process can be collected free of charge at any Department of Home Affairs office but are provided as part of the service. Users who wish to do so can contact the Department of Home Affairs directly at www.home-affairs.gov.za.