Obtaining a Death Certificate
When you register a death with the Department of Home Affairs, you will be issued with an abridged death certificate.
To register a death, you’ll have to report it at one of the following institutions:
Complete form BI-1663 (Notification of death/still-birth) to register the death. The following people must complete different sections of this form:
The Register of Births & Death will give you a death report (form BI-1680) after the death has been registered, together with a burial order (Form BI-14).
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).
If you require a replacement copy or a full death certificate, you can apply for these at your nearest Home Affairs office by completing form BI-132.
Applications for a death certificate must be lodged at any Department of Home Affairs office or any South African embassy, mission or consulate if the death occurs overseas.
An abridged death certificate will be issued free of charge the death is registered. Apply for an unabridged death certificate by completing Form BI-132 and paying the required fee, which is R75.00.
These facility categories:
|Government Body:||(The Government of South Africa)|
- Registering a Death (Service)