DHA streamlines birth certificates to ease minor travel

Published: 31/Oct/2016
Source: News 24 (South Africa)

By Louzel Lombard

Cape Town – The Department of Home Affairs has scrapped having two versions of the birth certificate, an abridged (issued for new-borns up until 2013) and an unabridged birth certificate detailing both parents details (issued to all new-borns since 2014).

From Tuesday, 1 November, newborns in South Africa will be issued only a single document stating both their maternal and paternal birth details.

The document will be known as only a ‘birth certificate’, as opposed the the previous ‘unabridged’ or ‘abridged birth certificate’ options.

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Themes: Birth Registration
Regions: Southern Africa, South Africa
Year: 2016