Legalisation of South African Birth Certificate

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Document: Birth Certificate

Processing time: Normally completed in 1 to 2 working days.


South-African birth certificates normally need to be legalised by means of an apostille or authentication certificate when registering a birth in another country or proving your identity.


There are two versions of birth certificates:

Abridged Birth Certificate -

Unabridged Birth Certificate -


We recommend when possible you always legalise Unabridged Birth Certificate. We can even legalise the original Unabridged birth certificate.


The legalisation of South-African birth certificates usually takes 1 to 2 days.