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dha.gov.za Register a Birth : Department of Home Affairs

Organization : Department of Home Affairs
Head Quarters: Gauteng
Facility : Registering a birth
Website : http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/civic-services/birth-certificates

DHA Register a Birth

** Home Affairs will cease the process of the Late Registration of Births by 31 December 2015.
** You must register the birth of your child within 30 days after birth.

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** Late registrations are accepted. You must, however, give reasons why the birth was not registered within 30 days.
** Once the child’s birth has been registered, an abridged birth certificate is issued for free.

How to register a birth Certificates

Unabridged birth certificates are issued upon request to persons who are :
** South African citizens, whether in the Republic or outside the Republic, including persons who are not South African citizens but who sojourn permanently or temporarily in the Republic, for whatever purpose.

If you need additional copies of an unabridged birth certificate you must :
** 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
** pay the required fee for the application
** Undocumented Foreign Nationals who are born in South Africa are issued with a certificate free of charge on registration of their births.

Late registration of a birth :
** According to the Births and Deaths Registration Act, all births must be registered within 30 Days of birth.
** If a child birth is not registered within 30 days, it is considered a late registration of birth.
** Births reported after 30 days have additional requirements.

Types of Registration

** 31 Days up to One Year
** One Year up to Seven Years
** Seven Years and Above

1. 31 Days up to One Year :
Apply at designated offices with the following requirements :
** DHA 24/LRB (notice of birth)
** Children born at a health facilities: DHA 24/PB (Proof of birth) / Children born at home: DHA 24PBA (Proof of Birth Affidavit)
** DHA 288 /A (Affidavit giving reasons for LRB)
** Biometrics (palm, foot or fingerprint) of the child to be registered
** Fingerprints of parent/s
** ID/Passport of parent/s

2. One Year up to Seven Years :
Apply at designated offices with the following requirements :
** DHA 24/LRB (notice of birth)
** Children born at a health facilities: DHA 24/PB (Proof of birth) / Children born at home: DHA 24PBA (Proof of Birth Affidavit)
** DHA 288/A (Affidavit giving reasons for LRB)
** DHA 288
** Biometrics (palm, foot or fingerprint) of the child to be registered
** Fingerprints of parent/s
** ID/Passport of parent/s

3. Seven Years and Above :
Apply at designated offices with the following requirements :
** DHA 24/LRB (notice of birth)
** Children born at health facilities: DHA 24/PB (Proof of birth) / Children born at home: DHA 24PBA (Proof of Birth Affidavit)
** DHA 288/A (Affidavit giving reasons for LRB)
** DHA 288
** Biometrics (ID-size photo and fingerprint) of the person to be registered
** Fingerprints of parent/s
** ID/Passport of parent/s

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