Government Departments

Partner Institutions

South Africa and International Organizations in United Kingdom

birth certificates


  • The office dealing with South African passport holders will be opened from 08h45 to 12h45 Monday to Friday except on public holidays. Collections will be from 08h45 - 12h45
Please note: DHA-73; Application for South African passport can't be downloaded from this web site anymore. You can send a self addressed stamped envelope (A4 Size) to 15 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2 DD with a request for the form to be posted to you.
Please note: no appointments necessary; this is a walk in service.


Applications for birth certificate can me made by any South African citizen or a foreigner who was born in South Africa and whose birth was duly registered in South Africa.  To ensure that applications of this nature are processed speedily, concerned efforts must be made by the applicants to ensure that the form is completed in full. 


1. Completed birth certificate application form;
2. Processing fee of £7 and it must be in the form of postal order payable to SA High Commission.  We do not accept cheques nor do we have credit card facilities
3. Fully paid special delivery self addressed envelope (Size A4) for the return of your certificate, please note that no certificates will be posted from this office unless an envelope is provided.


6 Months


Form dha-154
Page updated 25/02/2016