Obtaining a Death Certificate | Western Cape Government

Obtaining a Death Certificate

Description:

When you register a death with the Department of Home Affairs, you will be issued with an abridged death certificate.

Instructions:

Application form for death certificateIf you require a replacement copy or if you require a full death certificate, you can apply for these at your nearest Home Affairs office by completing form BI-132.

The Department of Home Affairs will issue a death certificate when they receive a notification of death (Form BI-1663) and the death report (Form BI-1680).

Applications for a death certificate must be lodged at any office of the Department of Home Affairs or at any South African embassy, mission or consulate if the death occurs overseas.

An abridged death certificate will be issued free of charge on the same day of registration of death. An unabridged death certificate can be obtained by completing Form BI-132 and paying the required fee, which is R75.00. 

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Government Body: (The Government of South Africa)
The content on this page was last updated on 20 February 2019