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Old 23rd July 2019, 04:46 PM
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Hi All

Does anyone know if Permanent resident holders can get SA Birth Certificate ?

I know for a fact that naturalized citizens can get SA birth Certificate printed at Home affairs but I am not sure about Permanent residents

The personal information of Citizens and permanent residents are captured and stored in the same system (Hanis) Does this mean a birth certificate can be printed for PR Holders from the Hanis ?

Thank you in advance for your response

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Does anyone know if Permanent resident holders can get SA Birth Certificate ?

I know for a fact that naturalized citizens can get SA birth Certificate printed at Home affairs but I am not sure about Permanent residents

The personal information of Citizens and permanent residents are captured and stored in the same system (Hanis) Does this mean a birth certificate can be printed for PR Holders from the Hanis ?

Thank you in advance for your response
No. As a permanent resident you cannot get a birth certificate or a passport until you are a citizen.

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Yes. If the child has permanent residence then the parents can apply for the SA birth certificate regardless of which country the child was born.
Both parent need to go to DHA local office and go to the citizenship counter (where you get IDs for PRP holders) and say you want to apply for the child ID number allocation.

You take the child passport, PRP, verification of PRP, home country birth certificate.
For parents you take SA IDs, Passports, parents birth certificates.
They give u a form to complete. And it takes just under 2 months for the ID number to be allocated. There after you go to the birth certiificates section and they print u an abridged birth certificate free of charge

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No. As a permanent resident you cannot get a birth certificate or a passport until you are a citizen.
Thats not true Terry. If the child is a PRP holder he/she can get an SA birth certificate. Its just a process most people are not aware of.

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Yes. If the child has permanent residence then the parents can apply for the SA birth certificate regardless of which country the child was born.
Both parent need to go to DHA local office and go to the citizenship counter (where you get IDs for PRP holders) and say you want to apply for the child ID number allocation.

You take the child passport, PRP, verification of PRP, home country birth certificate.
For parents you take SA IDs, Passports, parents birth certificates.
They give u a form to complete. And it takes just under 2 months for the ID number to be allocated. There after you go to the birth certiificates section and they print u an abridged birth certificate free of charge
Hi Jollem

Thank you for the above explanation, it makes a lot of sense. I guess once the birth details has been captured on the HANIS system and ID Number has been allocated, it will be just a matter of printing a birth certificate from the system

With regards to Passport we all know only citizens can get it

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just forgot to add that they also need passport fotos for the child

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just forgot to add that they also need passport fotos for the child
Thank you Jollem

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Just want to share My experience.

After reading Jollem's post I decided to apply for ID allocation of My Child (Age 3). I visited Cape Town city center DHA office. The inquiry counter sent me to first floor at counter 41 where Birth is recorded. After explaining why I am here , they sent me to the Citizenship counter. After waiting half an hour finally reached the officer who asked me now go to counter 43 where ID application is done. Now counter 43 again asked me to go back to Citizenship counter. No one had a clue on what to do. Everyone was rude and not interested in providing any advise. I almost decided to go back and come again only once child turns 16 years ( as per everyone in DHA office ) . Suddenly I spoke to one DHA employee at counter 43 who seem to have some knowledge. Another friendly lady came to the party and started helping me out after consulting couple of more collegues of her. She herself checked all originals , filled out application form, took fingerprints of My child and gave us a Receipt. She said ID number allocation would be done within a month.
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Hi guys

jollem was correct, Permanent resident permit holders can definitely get a South Africa Birth Certificate regardless of where they were born

I got one for myself Yesterday and it was free of charge (First Issue)

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jollem was correct, Permanent resident permit holders can definitely get a South Africa Birth Certificate regardless of where they were born

I got one for myself Yesterday and it was free of charge (First Issue)
Unabridged birth certificate? Why? How old are you?

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