How long does an abridged birth certificate take?

How long does an abridged birth certificate take?

For this category the application fee is R75 and the process takes about 6 weeks. The application can be made at any home affairs office, by the parent(s)/guardian, who should take along their identity documents and the child’s abridged certificate.

What is an abridged birth certificate in South Africa?

Abridged birth certificates merely indicate the name and surname of a child’s mother. Unabridged birth certificates include the details of both the mother and the father.

What is the fastest way to get an unabridged birth certificate?

It can take up to 24 weeks to obtain your certificate at Home Affairs. We will expedite your order and obtain your certificate in in the 8 week window. We collect your order the day that it is ready. Please note* if Home Affairs cannot find your records you will have to fill out both a BI-288 & BI-24 forms.

What is needed for unabridged birth certificate?

The following is required: Proof of consent from both of the child’s parents or legal guardians; Copies of the Identity Documents or passports of the parents or legal guardians; Letter from the person receiving them, including copy of host’s ID/ passport.

Does an unabridged birth certificate expire?

The document usually does not lapse or expire, although some jurisdictions and countries do require them to be within a certain validity or age.

What does abridged birth certificate mean?

The abridged birth certificate is a computer printout birth certificate, which contains only the details of the individual’s birth, identity number, names in full and country of birth. It can also help in some cases to prove who the individual’s parents are.

What is the purpose of an unabridged birth certificate?

An Unabridged Birth Certificate is a document containing information of both biological parents or legal guardians. Unaccompanied passengers under the age of 18 require them in addition to the other required documents (passports, visa stamps, etc.) when entering or exiting South Africa.

Can I apply for my own unabridged birth certificate?

How do I get an Unabridged Certificate? If you have a child under the age of 18, and still need to get an Unabridged Birth Certificate, you can apply at your preferred Department of Home Affairs branch or a South African embassy, mission or consulate. The application fee is R 75.00.

How do I get a copy of my South African unabridged birth certificate?

Getting copies of birth certificates

  1. 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.
  2. pay the required fee for the application.

Who needs unabridged birth certificate?

Unabridged birth certificates are documents that contain information about a person’s two biological parents or legal guardians. Individuals under the age of 18 years need to provide unabridged birth certificates along with other legal documents (such as passports) when entering or to exit the Republic of South Africa.

Which is better abridged or unabridged?

Unabridged books are more complete (longer) in content compared to the abridged books having simpler (shorter) content. 2. Unabridged books are best for recreational type of readers while the abridged books are best for students.


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