The Department of Home Affairs will issue a Death Certificate on receipt of the notification of death (Form BI-1663) and the Death Report (Form BI-1680).
Applications for a Death Certificate must be lodged at any office of the Department of Home Affairs or at any South African embassy, mission or consulate if the death occurs abroad.
An abridged death certificate is a computer print out (without the full details of the death).
We will require all details of the death including the ID number.
Dependent on the number of certificates required. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for a detailed quote.
Unabridged Death Certificate
An unabridged death certificate is a certificate of showing the full details of the person and death.
The unabridged death certificate is a computer print out and the document can be apostilled or legalised.
We can only assist by expediting an application that has already been submitted at a Home Affairs office in SA.
When will you require an unabridged Death Certificate?
• Emigration purposes
• Visas for certain countries
Processing time to expedite the application
+/- 2-5 weeks - depending on how easily the records are located in the archives.
Costs dependent on the number of certificates required. Please email us on email@example.com for a detailed quote.
Vault Copy of Death Certificate
• A vault copy of a original death registration document. These copies are usually needed to prove the right to citizenship or a passport I.e British Passport
• The vault copy of a birth certificate can be apostilled or legalised.
We unfortunately do not offer this service
Contact us to request any additional information or a specified quote.