LEGAL DOCUMENTS TO PERFORM A CIVIL UNION SAME-SEX 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
  •  
  •