Unabridged Birth Certificate for Minors
PoliLingua offers certified Birth Certificate translation to apply for Unabridged Birth Certificate in South Africa. Certified translation
is mandatory for legal or immigration processing purposes.
From 1 June 2015, the Department of Home Affairs in South Africa
requires all passengers, under the age of 18, to travel with an Unabridged Birth Certificate
as well as their passport upon checking for flights leaving South Africa and also upon entry to South Africa from other countries. This applies not only to South Africans, but also to children who are foreign nationals and who are visa exempt when travelling through a port of entry of the Republic of South Africa.
Travelers who are from countries that are not visa-exempt do not have to bring along unabridged birth certificates for the child travelling with. The Visa Exemption List, you can find on the Department of Home Affairs in South Africa website.
Children who apply for a South African visa at any mission or VFS service-point will have to submit the required additional documents, such as unabridged birth certificates.
How do you apply for an Unabridged Birth Certificate?
If your child was born after the 14th of March 2013 you should have been given an Unabridged Birth Certificate, with the child’s birth. For everyone else you will need to apply to a nearest Home Affairs departments, you will need to take along your ID book, as well as your child’s ID number. All documents submitted must be original or certified copies. The Unabridged Birth Certificate can take up to 8 weeks to get after applying.
The Department of Home Affairs in South Africa, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in South Africa, the High Court of South Africa require certified translations of documents
used in permanent residency and citizenship applications or applications for overseas work permits.
With more than 12 years of experience translating and proofreading legal documents you can trust PoliLingua to provide high-accuracy translations. We guarantee confidentiality, precision, attention to detail and timely delivery of the translated documents. All translations are handled by experienced native-speaking linguists, proficient in legal terminology, who maintain high-level academic and business careers.
Unabridged Birth Certificate
In South Africa, an Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBC) is an extract from the Birth Register containing the particulars of a minor and those of his or her parent or parents. UBCs are official documents issued by the Department of Home Affairs in terms of the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1992 (Act No. 51 of 1992). All birth certificates containing the details of a child as well as the parents of the child shall be accepted for the purposes of these Requirements as UBCs , regardless of the country of issue.
In the case of countries that do not issue UBCs, an ‘Equivalent Document’ containing the particulars of the child and his or her parent or parents, issued by the competent authority of that country, or an embassy of that country may be used instead of an UBC. A suggested format for such an Equivalent Document is available at: