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                          Birth Certificates

Applications for birth certificate can be made by any South African citizen or a foreigner who was born in South Africa and whose birth was duly registered in South Africa. 

To ensure that applications of this nature are processed speedily, concerned efforts must be made by the applicants to ensure that the form is completed in full.

Birth Certificate Application Form: DHA -154


The office dealing with South African passport holders will be opened from 08h45 to 12h45 Monday to Friday except on public holidays. Collections will be from 08h45 - 12h45

NB: No appointments necessary; this is a walk in service.


Completed Birth Certificate Application Form;

Processing fee of £7 and it must be in the form of postal order payable to SA High Commission.  We do not accept cheques nor do we have credit card facilities

Fully paid special delivery self-addressed envelope (Size A4) for the return of your certificate, please note that no certificates will be posted from this office unless an envelope is provided.



6 Months

DHA-73; Application for South African passport can't be downloaded from this web site anymore. You can send a self-addressed stamped envelope

(A4 Size) to 15 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DD with a request for the form to be posted to you.

Office of Department of Home Affairs

15 Whitehall

London, SW1A 2DD

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7925 8900