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Unabridged birth certificates

How to get your child Unabridged Birth Certificate before you Travel.

If you are planning to travel with your minor children and do not have an unabridged Birth Certificate, for each of your offspring, be sure to apply for them timeously or you are setting yourself up for serious disappointment when you reach immigration control as you will be prevented from boarding a flight without one. If you have left it late, it is thus imperative that you contact a document sourcing service to obtain one on your behalf or you run the risk of not receiving it in time for your trip.

What is an Unabridged Birth Certificates and why do my Children need one?

Although the South African Home Affairs department has now done away with the term, the new birth certificate introduced in June 2015 which for a brief period was called an Unabridged Birth Certificate reflects all the details of both child’s parents.

These new documents were introduced in an attempt to protect minors from child traffickers.

In the year before the Unabridged Birth Certificate was introduced, up to 14 000 children – many of whom were undocumented – travelled through South African borders.

What documents do I need to apply for an Unabridged Birth Certificate

Certified copies of the following documents must accompany one’s application for an Unabridged Birth Certificate:

  • The child’s parents or legal guardian’s identity documents
  • The child’s birth certificate or Identity document

Although a typical application for these documents made at home affairs can take between 8 – 12 weeks, Q-Pro is able to obtain these documents within 7-14 working days.

Don’t Wait around in queues, simply fill out the form and a friendly Q-Pro consultant will contact you to finalise the details.

Q-Pro can help.

Q-pro is an independent document sourcing specialist with no ties to Home Affairs.