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Lost Birth Certificate How To Get A New One In South Africa

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Are you a parent stranded with thoughts of what to do because you have lost your child's birth certificate don't be so obsessed or stressed up beacuse you can still get another one if you want. Below is a step by step guide on how to get a new birth certificate for the lost one. do you just asked what is the fastest way to get a new birth certificate in South Africa hahaha is not always going to that fast.

What To Do Is This

Registering a birth

All children born in South Africa must be registered within 30 days of their birth (in terms of the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1992.)

A parent, parents, guardian or any other person legally responsible for the child must complete Form BI-24 (with black ink only) and it must be submitted to the nearest office of the Department of Home Affairs if you are in South Africa, or the nearest South African embassy, mission or consulate if you are overseas.

Once the child’s birth has been registered, an unabridged birth certificate is issued free of charge, usually a day or so after the registration application has been submitted.

Getting copies of birth certificates

Birth certificates are issued upon request to persons who are:

  • South African citizens, whether in the Republic or outside the Republic, including persons who are not South African citizens but who sojourn permanently or temporarily in the Republic, for whatever purpose.

If you need additional copies of a birth certificate you must:

  • complete Form BI--154 and submit it to the nearest office of the Department of Home Affairs if you are in South Africa, or the nearest South African embassy, mission or consulate if you are overseas​
  • pay the required fee for the application​

Undocumented Foreign Nationals who are born in South Africa are issued with a certificate free of charge on registration of their births.

NOTE:

According to the Births and Deaths Registration Act, all births must be registered within 30 Days of birth. If a child birth is not registered within 30 days, it is considered a late registration of birth.

Births reported after 30 days have additional requirements. These types of registration of births are divided into three main categories:

  1. 31 Days up to One Year
  2. One Year up to Seven Years
  3. Seven Years and Above



1. 31 Days up to One Year

Apply at designated offices with the following requirements:

  • DHA 24/LRB (notice of birth)
  • Children born at a health facilities: DHA 24/PB (Proof of birth) / Children born at home: DHA 24PBA (Proof of Birth Affidavit)
  • DHA 288 /A (Affidavit giving reasons for LRB)
  • Biometrics (palm, foot or fingerprint) of the child to be registered
  • Fingerprints of parent/s
  • ID/Passport of parent/s
2. One Year up to Seven Years

Apply at designated offices with the following requirements:

  • DHA 24/LRB (notice of birth)
  • Children born at a health facilities: DHA 24/PB (Proof of birth) / Children born at home: DHA 24PBA (Proof of Birth Affidavit)
  • DHA 288/A (Affidavit giving reasons for LRB)
  • DHA 288
  • Biometrics (palm, foot or fingerprint) of the child to be registered
  • Fingerprints of parent/s
  • ID/Passport of parent/s

3. Seven Years and Above

Apply at designated offices with the following requirements:

  • DHA 24/LRB (notice of birth)
  • Children born at health facilities: DHA 24/PB (Proof of birth) / Children born at home: DHA 24PBA (Proof of Birth Affidavit)
  • DHA 288/A (Affidavit giving reasons for LRB)
  • DHA 288
  • Biometrics (ID-size photo and fingerprint) of the person to be registered
  • Fingerprints of parent/s
  • ID/Passport of parent/s
SOURCED FROM: dha.gov.za

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