Full Birth Certificate

Full birth certificates are issued upon request to persons who are South African citizens and whose births were duly registered in South Africa. These persons have obtained their citizenship as follows:

  • Birth in South Africa to South African citizens (by birth, naturalization)
    or foreigners who have valid permanent residence or work permits in South Africa.
  • Birth registration for those who were born abroad to South African citizens.

This document once issued includes the parent’s particulars of applicant. The requirements are as follows:

  • A duly completed Form BI 154, Application for Birth Certificate
    (this form must be completed in black ink)

Full birth certificates are issued in South Africa and requires a processing period of 6 months. 

Attention South African Consulate General in New York Applicants ONLY:

  •  An administrative fee of $6.00 in postal money order or certified bank
    check, payable to the South African Consulate General, New York. 
    Cash and personal checks are not accepted. 

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