Marriage certificates

An Abridged Typed Marriage Certificate, is issued by the Home Affairs department to the couple after the marriage. This Abridged Marriage Certificate is sufficient for couples who are living in South Africa, and it will also be accepted in certain countries overseas with an apostille  / authentication - please just confirm that the country you intend using it in will accept this version.

Both parties have to still be alive and married to each other. And we will require the 13 digit SA ID numbers

Processing Time:

+/- 1 week

Costs:

Dependent on the number of certificates required.  Please request a quote on-line or email quote@docassist.co.za

 
 
 
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A letter of non impediment is a letter issued by the Department of Home Affairs stating your marital status.

Our applications take +/- 3 weeks from date of submission

This is normally required if you intend getting married in an overseas country. In most instances you will require the letter of no impediment to be apostilled / authenticated by DIRCO and we will gladly assist with this for you.  We will need you to send us the original letter of no impediment in order for us to proceed with the legalisation process

Please request a quote on-line or email quote@docassist.co.za

Please provide the following information in the quote request:

1. Which country you will require the document to be legaliased for

2. To which country we need to return the document and 

3. If you require the original Letter of no impediment to legalised or a notarised copy.

 

 
 
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Also know as  a "full marriage certificate"

Home Affairs locates the original marriage registration document in the archives to complete the information required for the unabridged certificate.  It contains detailed information on the particulars of the marriage.

When will you require an unabridged Marriage Certificate?

  • Emigration purposes
  • Visas for certain countries

UNABRIDGED marriage  certificate

We can assist one of two ways

Option 1 – EXPEDITED EXISTING APPLICATION

(you apply at Home Affairs - we expedite - you collect where applied for)

  • you apply at Home Affairs and 
  • we expedite (get it completed) - 
  • and on completion you collect again at the Home Affairs where you applied
  • Cost R880.00  for each  unabridged certificate 
  • processing time +/- 3-6 weeks on average (depends on the date of birth/marriage death) - but can take longer if they struggle to get the original register in the archives Applications older than 1950 can take +/- 6-10 weeks at times
  • Note we do not assist with applications older than 1940.

 

Option 2 – AGENCY APPLICATION

(agency applies on your behalf  - they collect on completion  - DHL to you)

Current update - the agent can submit the applications at the moment and as soon as the Head office reopens they will work on the applications

  • we have an agent that submits the application at Home Affairs (as this is outsourced option and more expensive)
  • on completion they collect and 
  • we DHL to your address
  • Processing time +/- 3-4 weeks on average  -  ( but can take longer if they struggle to get the original register in the archives) Applications that are older than 1950 can take +/- 5-7  weeks
  • cost R2190.00 for each  unabridged certificate + DHL to return to you – price dependent on the country of return

We will require 13 digit SA ID numbers in all instances as well as the dates of birth / marriage / death for the person whose application this is in all instances. NOTE: we do not assist with applications older than 1940

 

The costs depends on how many certificates are required.

 Please note any records older than 1950 - we will require ALL the relevant details including the 13 digit SA ID number. We will evaluate each of these applications on an Ad Hoc basis and if we feel that we would be unable to have successful application we will inform you that we will not be able to assist.

 
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When applying for certain foreign passports, for example British , Irish and German, a Vault Marriage Certificate is required. This is a copy of the original "marriage registration" that was submitted to Home Affairs by the marriage officer. This copy is then date stamped and certified by the Department of Home Affairs.

We can assist with the legalisation of vault copies if required.

VAULTS

Option 1 – EXPEDITED EXISTING APPLICATION

(you apply at Home Affairs - we expedite - you collect where applied for)

  • you apply at Home Affairs and 
  • we expedite (get it completed) - 
  • and on completion you collect again at the Home Affairs where you applied
  • processing time +/- 3-6 months on average (depends on the date of birth/marriage death) - but can take longer if they struggle to get the original register in the archives 

 

Option 2 – NEW APPLICATION

(agency applies on your behalf  - they collect on completion  - DHL to you)

  • we have an agent that submits the application at Home Affairs (as this is outsourced option and more expensive)
  • on completion they collect and 
  • we DHL to your address
  • Processing time +/- 3-4 weeks on average  -  ( but can take longer if they struggle to get the original register in the archives)
  • please email for a detailed quote: quote@docassist.co.za 

We will require 13 digit SA ID numbers in all instances as well as the dates of birth / marriage / death for the person whose application this is in all instances: NOTE: we do not assist with applications older than 1940

 

Also if we assist with any applications older than 1950 – we cannot state how long it will take for either option I or 2

 

 Please note any records older than 1950 - we will require ALL the relevant details including the 13 digit SA ID number. We will evaluate each of these applications on an Ad Hoc basis and if we feel that we would be unable to have successful application we will inform you that we will not be able to assist.

 
 
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Please click on REQUEST A QUOTE above and:

  • state which document  you require assistance with 
  • complete all the details and we will gladly assist.