A copy of a birth certificate in South Africa costs R75. But, there’s a catch – you have to apply for it yourself at the Department of Home Affairs, and you have to wait six months for it. 


There must be a reason you’re looking for a copy of a birth certificate. Traveling abroad with minors? Or perhaps you need it for immigration purposes. These circumstances are often time-sensitive, and waiting half a year isn’t an option. The only possible solution is to apply through an agent like Doc Assist, but it will cost you a little more. However, document procurement agents take the time, effort, and frustration out of the entire process. 

How Much Is a Copy of a Birth Certificate in South Africa?

It’s easy to get a quote from Doc Assist, and the amount will depend on how many documents you’re applying for. We make it our job to take the entire process off your hands, so you can sit back and relax while we do all the (dirty) work. 


We will go to the Department of Home Affairs and apply on your behalf. When the documents are ready, we will collect them. If they need to be apostilled, we will send them off to Dirco and collect them once ready. The documents will then be sent to you via DHL, all the while you won’t have to lift a finger. All we would need from you is the following information:


  • 13 digit ID number for every applicant
  • Details from the applicants biological or legal parents such as date of birth, place of birth etc.


Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? You’re probably still wondering how much it costs. The short answer is: it will depend on how many documents you apply for. We can send you a quote if we know all the details. Simply navigate to REQUEST A QUOTE, fill in all the required information, and we will come back to you with the costs. You can also send us an email or get in touch via phone.


While it might be cheaper to DIY your application, it will take much longer. Not even talking about the frustration of standing in line for a whole day and the possibility that you might have to go a second time because you didn’t have all the required information or someone was having a bad day. 


Get your hands on a copy of your birth certificate fast and efficiently by getting in touch with the team at Doc Assist today! 


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