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From in SA: (012) 6709010 or (012) 6709020  From outside of South Africa (0027) 12 670 90 10 or (0027) 12 670 9020  

Email: info@gmtm.co.za

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 • Police Clearance Certificate

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• Good conduct Certificate


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Fees and Cost

Apply for your Birth Certificate On-Line and  get it Delivered World Wide


Follow these easy steps: Please take time to read.


 • Download and complete:

  •• Application for a Birth Certificate DHA 154

  •• BI-24/1 ( This document is usually used for late registrations of birth but helps tremendously when Home Affairs cant locate the files.)

  •• BI 288 avidavit. ( This document is usually used for late registrations of birth but helps tremendously when Home Affairs cant locate the files.)

  •• Client sheet - only one per batch of  applications.

  ••Power of attorney.

• Make a copy of the ID of the person whom does the application. Person whom completes section D.

• Scan and email the applications to us at info@gmtm.co.za


 ( To make it easier please type pr write in block letters using a black pen)


What we do when we receive the applications.


 • We go through the applications and make sure that according to our knowledge we have enough information to start the process.

 • If we are satisfied we will send you a invoice. Invoice is payable  Immediately as the lead time only commences when the payment reflects in    our bank account.

 • The applications are lodged the first working day after we have received the deposit. ( Although this is the norm we usually lodge at the first   opportunity after we have received the applications as we understand the urgency).

 • After we have lodged the application we make sure that the application is registered on the relevant systems and being processed.

 • We follow up and deal with any queries.

 • When the certificate is ready we collect it and proceed with it according to your instructions.


Lead Times

 • Expedited Abridged Birth Certificates 3 working days.

 • Expedited Unabridged Birth Certificates 20 working days.

 • Non Expedited - Normal lead time Birth Certificates from 8 weeks plus.

 • Please note that although we are successful in more in 85% of our applications lead times cannot be guaranteed.

 • When does the Lead Time Commences. The first working day after all the under mentioned requirements was met.

    •• Payment reflects in our bank account.

    •• Six days after Pay Pal payments were made by yourself.

    •• All required documents and information was supplied.


Fees and Cost

 • Abridged Birth Certificate: R 575 payable on application.

 • Unabridged Birth Certificate: R940

    •• Deposit on application of R 545

    •• Payment on completion R 395

    •• Expedite fee if successfully expedited in 20 working days R 745.

 • Additional Fees not included.

    •• Forex fees of R 285 per payment from outside South Africa including Pay Pal.

    •• Cash payment bank charges of R 100 per cash payment  into our bank account.

    •• Courier fees of R 150 in South Africa and R 625 International.

    •• Apostille and authentication fees

Notes : Application for Birth Certificates

• Application for a Birth Certificate

  •• If you do not have the birth entry number ignore it.

  •• Mark what type of certificate you require.

  •• Supply the reason the certificate is needed for.

  •• Section A details of person certificate is needed for.

  •• Section B particulars of mother.

  •• Section C particulars of father.

  •• Section D particulars of person who applies for the certificate ( Very Important don't write your cell phone number - leave blank. We use that space for our numbers for tracking purposes.)

 • BI-24/1 ( This document is usually used for late registrations of birth but helps tremendously when Home Affairs cant locate the files.)

 • BI288 avadavat. ( This document is usually used for late registrations of birth but helps tremendously when Home Affairs cant locate the files.)

  • Download and complete the Power of attorney.


A Birth certificate is a certificate issued by your country of birth to confirm and acknowledge the registration of your birth in that specific country.

South African Birth Certificates are issued by the South African Department of Home Affairs.

Types of Birth certificates are available.

1. Abridged Birth certificate.

 This certificate only shows the persons details which will include the ID number,  Surname and Full names.

 • Cannot be Legalised by Authentication, Apostille and/or Certification at Embassy.


2. Unabridged Birth Certificate: Shows the persons as well as parents details which  include ID numbers, and place of birth.

 This certificate is the most commonly used for:

 • Visa applications.

 • New regulations from 1 July 2015 in South Africa is that when you travel with minor  children you must be in possession of a Unabridged Birth certificate.

 • School registrations

 • Application for south African passports etc.

• Only Certificate that Can Be Legalised by Authentication, Apostille and/or  Certification at Embassy.


3. Vault Copy Birth Certificate: Certified copy of the original registration of birth in the handwriting of the person whom registered the birth.

This certificate is the most commonly used for:

 • Obtaining foreign passports.

 • Obtaining ancestral visas.

 • Cannot be Legalised by Authentication, Apostille and/or Certification at Embassy.




Brief History of Birth Certificates in South Africa

Registrations of birth only became compulsory in South Africa in 1905 .


Registrations of birth started in the Cape 1n 1895, Natal 1868, Transvaal 1901 and Orange Free State in 1903


Unfortunately besides our ancestors not being the most law abiding folks around and due to illiteracy and lack of infrastructure especially in the rural areas not all births were registered and some were registered long after the births.


To obtain birth records of births before the 1900 is a vast task and the information has to be obtained from:

 • Baptism records

 • Burial records

 • Government archives

 • Deceased Estate records

 • Death notices

 • Old Government Gazettes


South African Birth Certificate