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South Africa and International Organizations in United Kingdom

certificate OF NO IMPEDIMENT

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.
Certificate of no impediment is issued to South African citizens who intend to get married outside the country. The purpose of the certificate is to confirm to foreign authorities that there are no impediments to enter into a marriage by a citizen concerned. The impediment may include being married to another person at time you are about to get married to another one.


  • 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: no appointments necessary; this is a walk in service.


1. Completed application form.
2. Certified photo page of passport.
3. Fully paid special delivery self addressed envelope (Size A4)for the return of certificate.
4. Processing fee of £15.00. Payment must be in the form of postal order payable to SA High Commission.


60 Working days


Form: Certificate of no Impediment

Page Updated 25/02/2016