Civic Services

Civic Services

All South African Citizens including dual citizens living abroad must keep their South African passports valid at all times when abroad. It is advisable to apply for your new passport 12 months before expiry of your current passport.
South African citizens must enter and depart South Africa with their valid South African passport only. A South African citizen entering South Africa with a foreign passport will be subjected to a fine or imprisonment (in terms of the South African Citizenship Act, 1995)
All births registrations must take place within 30 days of the birth of a child (in terms of the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1992.)

Application Forms and Information

DHA 24 (all categories) and DHA 9 have a unique bar code therefore cannot be downloaded because an original form is required. These can be completed at the office during the appointment.

Application Forms and Information

DHA 24 (all categories) and DHA 9 have a unique bar code therefore cannot be downloaded because an original form is required. These can be completed at the office or requested by post with a self-addressed envelope.

Information & Requirements (Click to download) Form Download
Passports
Adult Passport DHA-73, BI-529, DHA 9
Child Passport DHA-73, BI-529, Commissioner of Oath
Lost Passport Declaration
Third Party Collection of Passports
Consent to Issue Passport to a Minor DHA-73, Commissioner of Oath
Minor Children Traveling on a Foreign Passport
Identity Documents
Identity Document
Births, Deaths & Marriages
Guidance on Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates
Registration of Births
Affidavit – notice of birth given after 30 days
Application for Birth Certificate
Application notice of Birth <30 days
Birth registration within 30 days DHA-73, BI-529, Commissioner of Oath, DHA 24 & 288
Birth registration over 31 days to 1 year DHA-73, BI-529, Commissioner of Oath, DHA 24 & 288
Birth registration 1 to 7 years DHA-73, BI-529, Commissioner of Oath, DHA 24 & 288
Birth registration 7 to 14 years DHA-73, BI-529, Commissioner of Oath, DHA 24 & 288
Birth Registration 14 and older DHA-73, BI-529, Commissioner of Oath, DHA 24 & 288
Marriage/Divorce
Registration of Marriage/Divorce
Registration of Marriage
Registration of Divorce
Application for Marriage Certificate
Deaths
Registration of Death
Application for a Death Certificate
Citizenship
Retention of South African Citizenship BI-1664, BI-529
Determination of South African citizenship BI-529
Renunciation BI-246
Name Changes
Change of Surname (Minor)
Change of Surname (Adult)
Change of Forename (Minor)
Change of Forename (Adult)
Emergency Travel
Emergency Travel Document DHA-73, BI-529, DHA 9