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Consul General
Mr Madoda Ntshinga

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South African Birth Registration

Department Of Home Affairs Republic Of South Africa

Congratulations on your child’s birth!

Notice of Birth filed within 30 days – Late Registration of Birth filed after 30 days. (LRB)

Children’s born abroad to South African parents may avail of South African citizenship by descent through birth registration.

Notice Of Birth

Application has to be filed by South African parent(s) with the followings BY APPOINTMENT:

Checklist of Documents to be Submitted:

Application has to be filed by South African parent(s) with the followings BY APPOINTMENT:

  • Completed form DHA-24, DHA-529 for child, DHA-529 for South African father and mother in BLACK pen and in BLOCK letters. (DHA-24 form not downloadable It can be obtained in South African Consulate General)

  • Child’s full birth certificate in English (original and copy).

  • Child’s foreign passport/ID, if any (original and copy).

  • Parents’ marriage certificate in English, if applicable (original and copy).

  • Parents’ South African valid passport(s) (original and copy).

  • Parents’ South African ID, if available (original and/or copy).

  • Parents’ South African birth certificate, if available (original and/or copy).

  • Parents’ foreign passport(s) and SA proof of dual nationality, if applicable (original and copy).

  • Parents’ SA PR permit(s) and naturalisation certificate(s), if applicable (original and copy).

  • If child is born out of wedlock, both parents have to be present to sign on form DHA-24 under point D.

  • No application fee is required.

  • Processing Time:

    Civic application takes 6-9 months (-/+) for processing by Department of Home Affairs in South Africa

Checklist of Documents to be Submitted:

Application has to be filed by South African parent(s) with the followings BY APPOINTMENT:

  • Completed form DHA-24 LRB - BI-288 for child, DHA-529 for South African father and mother in BLACK pen and in BLOCK letters.

    (DHA-24 form not downloadable It can be obtained in South African Consulate General)

  • Completed form DHA-288/A (for notice of birth given after 30 days up to 1 year).

  • Complete form DHA-24/A (for child of 15 years and older – fingerprints of child has to be captured and two photos of child has to be submitted. In this case, child has to be present when lodging application).

  • Child’s full birth certificate in English (original and copy).

  • Child’s foreign passport/ID, if any (original and copy).

  • Two (2) recent passport size coloured photos of child in white background (mouth closed).

  • Parents’ marriage certificate in English, if applicable (original and copy).

  • Parents’ South African valid passport(s) (original and copy).

  • Parents’ South African ID, if available (original and/or copy).

  • Parents’ South African birth certificate, if available (original and/or copy).

  • Parents’ foreign passport(s) and SA proof of dual nationality, if applicable (original and copy).

  • Parents’ SA PR permit(s) and naturalisation certificate(s), if applicable (original and/or copy).

  • If child is born out of wedlock, both parents have to be present to sign on form DHA-24 under point D.

  • No application fee is required.

Processing Time:

Civic application takes 6-9 months (-/+) for processing by Department of Home Affairs in South Africa