Vault Copy of Birth Certificate – British Passport Application Requirements
South Africans of British decent in the UK born before 1983 require the following documents to apply for a British passport:
If you were born before 1 January 1983 and your father was born in the UK, the following documentation is required to accompany your application:
- An applicant’s Vault Copy of their Birth Certificate which depicts your parent’s full details
- An applicant’s birth certificate
- Your Parent’s full birth certificates
- Your parent’s marriage certificate
- The passport used to enter the United Kingdom or foreign passport
- Evidence of your parent’s British nationality such as their UK birth registration, adoption, naturalisation or registration certificates.
So what is a Vault Copy of a Birth Registration Certificate?
A Vault Copy of a Birth Registration Certificate is a South African Home Affairs stamped copy of the original birth registration form that your parents filled in by hand when they applied for your birth registration.
These original documents are typically stored at the Home Affairs department’s vaults in Pretoria hence it’s name. This is considered the most secure form of birth certificate as it is difficult to forge.
Vault Copy of a Birth Registration Certificates are stamped with SA Home Affairs pink stamp and are required by South African immigrants in other countries wishing to register their affairs with other governments most notably the British government who require the document to be submitted as part of their British citizenship or passport application.
Vault Copy of a Birth Registration Certificates are notoriously difficult to get hold of with some people waiting months or even years to obtain them. Our relationship with the South African Home Affairs department ensures that we are able to source these important document much quicker than the norm.
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