Get your South African birth certificate fast!
We will obtain your unabridged birth certificate in 4 to 8 weeks or less
Eliminate the worry, frustration and hassle of applying for your unabridged birth certificate or vault birth certificate at South African Home Affairs. We’ll will order your certificates on your behalf, track your order and deliver them to you worldwide by express courier in the shortest possible time. Our services also Include apostille legalisation.
Special offer: all certificates only $139 (USD), all Apostilles only $79
Easy Secure payments in USD using Visa, Mastercard or Paypal. View our pricing here.
Worldwide Express Courier delivery in 3-5 working days once we have obtained your documents
Peace of Mind
We scan and send you copies of your documents before we courier them and make any corrections .
GET A FREE QUOTE
Call us on +27 65 676 0585, email us or fill out the form and we will contact you to find out your exact requirements and generate a free custom quote
Who we are
We’re a Johannesburg based document services company
South African Document Services (Pty) ltd is a privately owned document and legalisation services company. We have over 10 years of experience in obtaining unabridged birth certificates and vault birth certificates from Home Affairs, in addition to providing Apostille stamp services.
Importantly, we are not affiliated with the Department of Home Affairs or any High Court issuing body.
In short, our company charges for successfully and quickly obtaining various government documents. We service mainly clients outside of South Africa who would not otherwise be able to obtain these documents.
We provide the following services:
Unabridged Birth Certificates
An Unabridged Birth Certificate is a document issued by Home Affairs. It shows the full information of the individual and the biological parents or legal guardians.
Passengers under the age of 18 require this certificate (in addition to passports and visas) when entering or exiting South Africa.
Price: $139 USD
Time: 4-8 weeks
Vault Birth Certificates
A Vault Birth certificate is a stamped and signed Home Affairs document. It’s a photocopy of the original birth registration form completed by the parents.
This type of certificate is most often needed when applying for British Citizenship, and also for other citizenships and passports
Price: $139 USD
Time: 4-8 weeks
Apostille Certificate Services
An Apostille is a form of authentication issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs. It’s attached to your original document and verifies it as authentic and legitimate
Apostilles are ordinarily attached to documents that are intended for use outside of South Africa
Price: $79 USD
Time: 2-3 days
How we work
We make sure that our communication is clear and honest, and that your experience is as pleasant as humanly possible
1. Contact Us
Contact us or download one of our order forms. We will work with you to find out your exact requirements, and give you the proper advice so that you obtain the correct documents.
Complete an order form for each document application and email it to us along with a copy of your South African ID or passport and any special requirements that you may have.
We’ll check the application and make sure everything is filled out correctly, and then send you an invoice that can be paid online by Paypal, Visa, Mastercard or manually by wire transfer.
Once we have received payment, we’ll immediately submit your application. Your application is tracked at Home Affairs, monitored for any problems, and collected when it is ready.
A high quality scan is then emailed to you of your ordered documents, so that you can double check that the details are correct and approve it for final shipping to you.
Once you have confirmed everything is correct and added any needed Apostilles we dispatch your documents to you. Worldwide delivery normally takes 3-5 working days
Our Happy Customers
Here are just a few excerpts from recent testimonials from our happy customers.
“I just wanted to thank you for getting my kid’s birth certificates so quickly. I am grateful because you saved me months on my Oz application and I am therefore very happy to recommend you to anyone else who needs these services”
Dave Owens, Australia – December 2018
“After two years of trying I had given up any hope of ever getting my vault birth certificate from Home Affairs. You managed to get it in 16 days! I cannot say thank you enough for your excellent service. Thank you once again.”
Elsabe Smit, South Africa – November 2018
“The documents were delivered today by courier as promised …. I want to commend you on your excellent communication and great customer service. It’s so rare to find a company that overdelivers like you have.”
James Masterson, United Kingdom – November 2018