LEGAL DOCUMENTS TO PERFORM A CIVIL MARRIAGE FOR:

NON-SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS:


IMPORTANT INFORMATION: WHEN BOTH PARTIES ARE NON-SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS GETTING MARRIED IN SOUTH AFRICAN THERE IS NO NEED TO GO FOR AN INTERVIEW AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS.

The marriage officer requires the following legal documents to perform a legal marriage:

From both the Bride & Groom:

    • Three (3) colored or black and white identity document size photos of both parties.
    • Non-South African Citizen: Two (2) clear uncertified copies of both parties’ identity documents (ORIGINAL IDENTITY DOCUMENT TO BE PROVIDED ON DATE OF MARRIAGE TO CONFIRM CERTIFIED COPIES)
    • Non-South African Citizen: Two (2) clear uncertified copies of both parties’ legal passport (ORIGINAL LEGAL PASSPORT TO BE PROVIDED ON DATE OF MARRIAGE TO CONFIRM CERTIFIED COPIES)
    • Non-South African Citizen: Two (2) clear copies of valid visa or proof of last entry stamp in passport
    • Non-South African Citizen: Two (2) clear English translated copies of letter of no impediment from country of origin
    • Non-South African Citizens: NO birth certificates are at all acceptable
    • Non-South African Citizens: Proof of English translated residential address is required (No postal address is acceptable)
    • Non-South African Citizens: If getting married out of community of property, an ANC in English from the attorney on a proper letterhead signed and stamped by the attorney will be required
    • If you were previously married and now divorced, we require 2 clear English translated copies of the FINAL DECREE OF DIVORCE signed and stamped by the COURT (NO SUMMONS OR SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED)
    • Non-South African Citizens: If you were previously married and you spouse is deceased, 2 clear English translated copies of the death certificate will be required (ORIGINAL DEATH CERTIFICATE MUST BE PROVIDED)
    • Non-South African Citizens: Two (2) witnesses are required for the signing of the marriage register.
    • Non-South African Citizen: The witnesses MUST be South African or Non-South African Citizens and older than 18 years. If South African citizens Two (2) clear copies of their identity documents and if Non-South African Two (2) clear copies of the passport, visa or last entry stamp.
    • Non-South African Citizen: Two (2) clear uncertified copies of identity documents of both witnesses are required (ORIGINAL IDENTITY DOCUMENTS HAS TO BE PROVIDED ON DAY OF THE MARRIAGE).
    • Non-South African: The couple will on the day of the marriage receive the original marriage register and also the handwritten marriage certificate.
    • It is the responsibility of the marriage officer to have the marriage registered within 3 DAYS after the Marriage was performed at the DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS