LEGAL DOCUMENTS TO PERFORM A CIVIL MARRIAGE FOR:

NON-SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS:


IMPORTANT INFORMATION: WHEN THE BRIDE AND BRIDEGROOM ARE BOTH NON-SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS GETTING MARRIED IN SOUTH AFRICA 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:

    • 3(three) COLOURED identity document size photos (EACH) of both the bride and bridegroom.
    • Two (2) clear uncertified copies of the bride/bridegroom’s legal passport (ORIGINAL LEGAL PASSPORT TO BE PROVIDED ON DATE OF MARRIAGE TO CONFIRM CERTIFIED COPIES)
    •  Two (2) clear copies of valid visa or proof of last entry stamp in the passport
    • Two (2) clear English translated copies of the letter of no impediment from the country of origin 
    • Proof of English translated proof of residential address is required (No postal address is acceptable
    • If getting married out of community of property, a letter in English from the attorney on a proper letterhead signed and stamped by the attorney will be required
    •  Two (2) witnesses are required for the signing of the marriage register (One on each side of the Bride and the Bridegroom) 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO NOTE:

    • NO birth certificates are at all acceptable
    • 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)
    •  If you were previously married and your spouse is deceased, 2 clear English translated copies of the death certificate will be required (ORIGINAL DEATH CERTIFICATE MUST BE PROVIDED)
    • The witnesses can be south African Citizens or non-South African Citizens and must be above 18 years old. If South African witnesses Two (2) clear copies of the identity document and in the case of Non-South African citizens 2 clear copies of the passport, visa, and proof of last entry stamp
    • The couple will on the day of the marriage receive the original DH30 (marriage register) and also the DH27 (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