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REQUIREMENTS FOR CIVIL UNIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA (updated APRIL 2012)

  Church APPLICATION FORM to be completed in PRINT and in BLACK INK

 CLEAR [COLOUR] SCANNED Copies of your ID’s / Passports + TVP’s
(Temporary Visitor’s Permits as stamped in Passports on entry to SA)

 CLEAR [COLOUR] SCANNED Copies of 2 Witnesses ID’s (over 21)

 Proof of Residency for both Bride & Groom, Foreigners ONLY (Eg. Current Rates/Bank account) 

 Antenuptial Contract (Letter from Lawyer confirming ANC has been
registered MUST REACH the Wedding Officiant 4 days prior to the wedding)

 3 Colour ID photos each (the wedding couple)

 Copy of 1st page of Divorce Decree (if either of you have been divorced)
MUST HAVE COURT STAMP, CASE NUMBER AND DATE OF DIVORCE, and identify the 2 parties divorced

 Scanned copy of Death Certificate (if widowed)

 Letter of “Non-Impediment” (if non-residents of South Africa) – you MUST
present a document from your home country that you are “not currently
married”  and this document MUST HAVE AN APOSTILE

 NOTE: Residents of the UK ONLY, WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN A SWORN AFFIDAVIT IN THE PRESENCE OF THEIR MINISTER

 Left Thumbprints – MUST BE taken by the Wedding Officiant prior to the wedding

 Your Vows (if you are going to personalise them)

 If you are “under age” eg Male 18, Female 15, we require a letter from the Minister of Home Affairs in South Africa, or if you are a Foreigner, letters from both your  Social Welfare and Home Office.

 If you are between 18 and 21 you require a letter from BOTH your parents on the Official Home Affairs Consent Form, obtainable from the Wedding
Officiant.

 In the case of REFUGEES or ASYLUM SEEKERS, we need a VALID PERMIT with a CR NUMBER on it.

 All originals should be presented to your Minister for verification.

FOREIGNERS - PLEASE NOTE:

If you are a "Foreigner", PLEASE check with your authorities in YOUR country of residence, and establish whether or not you will require an UNABRIDGED MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE and an APOSTILE for your country.  The issuing of "Unabridged Certificates" is a function of HOME AFFAIRS and the married couple must apply in person before leaving South Africa.

The UNITY SANDS CEREMONY

Contact a TACOT Minister now:

Rev. Daniel Brits -  revbrits@tacotsa.com 
 
Rev. Wim Vermeulen - tacotec@tacotsa.com

Rev. Robert Kruger - tacotwc@tacotsa,com

John & Michael

John and Michael from Texas, USA were truly the 'stars' of the show at a beautiful ceremony held at The Glen Boutique Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.  Their commitment to each other was evident - a perfect match, a great couple. 
It was such a pleasure to preside over their ceremony, well-planned and organised to every detail. 

2 Guys & a Wedding
2 Guys and a Wedding
On board the luxury yacht "Nautilus"

Here's to a journey of love & understanding !!!
Civil Union

What can I say.  It's so nice to hear from appreciative people and know that you've contributed in such a big way to making their special day "special".  I just thought I'd share these comments with you. Rev Brits.

Dear Daniel
I am writing on behalf of Craig and I. Thank you so very much for your service today. We both loved it and everyone has told us how wonderful they found your words and your style and they all loved the glasses of sand.

And thank you for the laminated pages you gave us also for us to keep as a lasting reminder - I have already been relooking at them thinking of the service (though it was only a few hours ago.

You have said it lots to us , may I say it to you - God bless you, Daniel.

Kindest Regards,
Roy and Craig

Roy & Craig a commitment for life.

AN "APOSTILLE" - Authentication of South African Marriage
Definition: APOSTILLE
Unabridged Marriage Certificates get stamped “Apostille” at the Cape Town High Court as authentication of certificate and issue.
 
Legalises official public documents executed within South Africa for use outside the Republic of South Africa by means of an Apostille Certificate or a Certificate of Authentication.
 
Please visit the official website for in-depth information and contact details.
 
The following authorities issue certificates of authentication:
 
Official website:

UNABRIDGED MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

If you require an Unabridged Marriage Certificate, one can be obtained from the South African Department of Home Affairs and usually takes 6-8 weeks to obtain.

Take the following with you:
1.  your Marriage Certificate
     (as issued to you by your Minister on the day)
2.  a copy of your Marriage Register
     (as emailed to you by your Minister)
3.  the Application Form for Unabridged Certificate 
     (request this from your Minister)
4.  Approx. ZAR100.00

to HOME AFFAIRS in WYNBERG.  ONLY Home Affairs can issue the Unabridged Marriage Certificate.

NOTE: YOUR MINISTER CANNOT MAKE ANY GUARANTEES AS TO HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO OBTAIN YOUR UNABRIDGED CERTIFICATE. THIS IS A FUNCTION OF THE DEPT. OF HOME AFFAIRS.  PLEASE ALLOW FOR THIS IN YOUR TRAVEL PLANS.

 

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