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WHAT WE WILL NEED IF BOTH ARE SOUTH AFRICANS

The completed and signed Application Registration Agreement Form

  1. Copies of their ID Books 

  2. Copies of their 2 Witnesses (over 21years of age) ID’s or Passports

  3. Letter from their Lawyer (if there is going to be an Antenuptial contract) (Letter from Lawyer confirming ANC has been registered MUST REACH the Wedding Officiant 4 days prior to the wedding)

  4. Top copy of the Divorce Decree where the Date, Case number and Court Stamp can be seen (if either of you has been divorced) the couple must check their marital status beforehand. If still “married”, they must submit the FINAL Divorce Decree with ID in order to change status. Home Affairs will not register the Marriage until this has been done by the couple themselves. If a SA citizen got married overseas, then a copy of the Marriage Certificate together with the Divorce Decree must be submitted and authenticated (Apostille) the same with the Death Certificate if a widower.

  5. Permanent Residents whom are not citizens with green coded ID books MUST first verify his/her status (and that verification letter from the Department of Home Affairs must be handed to the Marriage Minister). The good news is that such a person (with permanent residency) marrying another SA citizen, does not have to go for the interview.

  6. Plus 3 Passport type photos in colour of each of the couple.

  7. If you are “under age” e.g. 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.

  8. If you are under 21 you require a letter from BOTH your parents on the Official Home Affairs Consent Form, obtainable from the Wedding Officiant, if under 18 permission from the Minister of Social Welfare.

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

  10. All originals should be presented to your Wedding Minister / Officer for verification.

  11. South Africans must present a copy of their Identity Books and not their Passports.

Only if the Permanent Resident Holder does not have an ID book they then have to go for an interview but if both Permanent Resident Holders and SA Citizens with ID Books it’s not necessary.

WHAT WE WILL NEED IF BOTH ARE FOREIGNERS

            The completed and signed Application Registration Agreement Form

  1. Copies of their Passports & T.V.P.'s as stamped by the South African Immigration on entering the country.

  2. Copies of their 2 Witnesses (over 21 years of age) ID’s or Passports & T.V.P.’s as stamped by the South African Immigration on entering the country.

  3. Letter from their Lawyer (if there is going to be an Antenuptial contract) (Letter from Lawyer confirming ANC has been registered MUST REACH the Wedding Officiant 4 days prior to the wedding)

  4. Top copy of the Divorce Decree where the Date, Case number and Court Stamp can be seen (if either of you has been divorced) the couple must check their marital status beforehand. If still “married”, they must submit the FINAL Divorce Decree with ID in order to change status. Home Affairs will not register the Marriage until this has been done by the couple themselves. If a SA citizen got married overseas, then a copy of the Marriage Certificate together with the Divorce Decree must be submitted and authenticated (Apostille) or the Death Certificate if a widower.

  5. Proof of Residency (a bill or account showing name and address) – Not older than 6 months.

  6. Letter of Non-Impediment – (however, the UK and Commonwealth Countries does not issue such a document but the couple still has to go to their Home office and get a letter from them stating that they do not issue these) – Not older than 6 months.

  7. Three Passport type photos of each.

  8. Proof of Residency (e.g. A current  Account – Rates/Bank/School Fund payment)

  9. Please note if you both foreigners you will get your Unabridged Marriage Certificate immediately – same day. The Wedding Minister may NOT in terms of our Home Affairs Rules apply for or on behalf of the couple.

  10. If you are “under age” e.g. Male 18, Female 15, we require a letter from the Ministry of Home Affairs in your country if you are a foreigner, letters from both your Social Welfare and Home Office.

  11. If you are under 21 you require a letter from BOTH your parents on the Official Home Affairs Consent Form, obtainable from the Wedding Officiant, if under 18 permission from the Minister of Social Welfare.

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

  13. All foreigners please remember: All divorce papers, Letter of Non-Impediment, Death Certificate and any other official documentation (except your passport, TVP, proof of residence) must BE APOSTILLED by the Authorities in your country.

  14. All originals should be presented to your Wedding Minister / Officer for verification.

  15. You accept that “Unabridged Marriage Certificates” are not the responsibility of the Church, but rather that of Home Affairs South Africa, and as such, the couple must apply in person as ONLY Home Affairs can issue such document and it can only be collected by the nominated party concerned.  PLEASE NOTE: Should the couple require an APOSTILLE for either the Marriage Certificate or the Unabridged Marriage Certificate (or both), they must ensure that they allow enough time during their vacation to do so.  Only a CHIEF MAGISTRATE can assist you in obtaining an Apostille. However, friends or family residing in South Africa may assist in this matter. “Unabridged Marriage Certificates”.

  16. PLEASE check with your authorities in YOUR country of residence, and establish whether or not you will require an UNABRIDGED MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE and an APOSTILLE 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.

  17. See also - http://www.passportassist.co.za

  18. Please note that according to DHA 'Circular 10 of 2013: Consolidated Procedures for Solemnization and Registration of Marriages' Point 4.1 reads: "Upon submission of a marriage register of two foreign spouses (without identity documents) by the marriage officer, the office must immediately issue a hand-written unabridged marriage certificate to the spouses (and not the marriage officer). The Wedding Minister may NOT in terms of our Home Affairs Rules apply for or on behalf of the couple.

  19. Only if the Permanent Resident Holder does not have an ID book they then have to go for an interview but if both Permanent Resident Holders and SA Citizens with ID Books it’s not necessary.


WHERE A FOREIGNER WISHES TO MARRY A SOUTH AFRICAN

From the South African partner we will need.....

  1. The completed and signed Application Registration Agreement Form

  2. Payment Receipt for the Deposit / full Church fees paid

  3. Copies of their ID Book / Card

  4. Copies of their 2 Witnesses (over 21 years of age) ID’s or Passports (If Passport you will have to supply their TVP / Immigration stamp when they entered the country as well)

  5. Letter from the Lawyer (if there is going to be an Antenuptial contract) (Letter from Lawyer confirming ANC has been registered MUST REACH the Wedding Officiant 4 days prior to the wedding)

  6. Top copy of the Divorce Decree where the Date, Case number and Court Stamp can be seen (if either of you have been divorced) the South African Partner must check his/her marital status beforehand. If still “married”, he/she must submit the FINAL Divorce Decree with ID in order to change status at Home Affairs in person. Home Affairs will not register the marriage until this has been done by the couple themselves. If a SA citizen got married overseas, and then divorced, then a copy of the Marriage Certificate together with the Divorce Decree must be submitted and authenticated (Apostilled) same with the Death Certificate if a widower.

  7. Permanent Residents whom are not citizens with green coded ID books MUST first verify his/her status (and that verification letter from the Department of Home Affairs must be handed to the Marriage Minister). The good news is that such a person (with permanent residency) marrying another SA citizen, does not have to come for the interview.

  8. Plus 3 Passport type photos in colour of each of the couple.

  9. If you are “under age” e.g. 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.

  10. If you are under 21 you require a letter from BOTH your parents on the Official Home Affairs Consent Form, obtainable from the Wedding Officiant, if under 18 permission from the Minister of Social Welfare.

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

  12. All originals should be presented to your Wedding Minister / Officer for verification.

  13. South Africans must present a copy of their Identity Book s and not their Passports.

  14. Only if the Permanent Resident Holder does not have an ID book they then have to go for an interview but if both Permanent Resident Holders and SA Citizens with ID Books it’s not necessary.

From the Foreigner we will need..... ON ARRIVAL IN SOUTH AFRICA, YOU MUST VISIT THE IMMIGRATION OFFICES, AND MUST GET AN INTERVIEW LETTER FROM THEM BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY!

This requirement is seen by our Home Affairs to apply to a foreigner marrying a South African Citizen. Appointment for an Interview must be made beforehand at:-

The Home Affairs Building 2nd floor, Immigration Inspectorate at Barrack Street, Cape Town.
(Tel: 021 468 4500)

  1. You will need to first book an appointment, via email, once you have that, you will then attend the interview meeting on the 5th floor. Email Ms Alawiyah Abrahams with these scanned documents (Passports, SA ID documents, letter of “Non-Impediment”, letter of confirmation from the  Marriage Officer that he is to conduct the marriage).

  2. Please note they don't do bookings telephonically but you are allowed to email her she will then check if they have dates available to accommodate the couples. Alawiyah.Abrahams@dha.gov.za   (Telephone 021 468 4560) OR if you visit them be there at 7.30am and see Mrs Booysen at ‘Marriages’.

  3. Remember the Marriage Minister cannot assist you with your Immigration appointment or Interview; it is entirely your responsibility.  Please ensure you take your Passport / ID with you to Immigration as well as a copy of your Letter of Non-Impediment and a letter from the Minister that will marry you and his ID.

  4. Immigration must check if the prospective spouse (Non South African Citizen) is in possession of a valid foreign passport and an Entry permit/Entry visa. The Immigration Officer will verify your original Letter of Non-Impediment from your home country or country of residence, divorce originals, and needs to determine that the marriage is not a marriage of convenience.

  5. The Interview report issued by the Immigration Officer in its original format must be either then be given to the Marriage Officer/Minister or emailed to the Marriage Minister, the couple needs to ensure this is done; who will then attach it to the (DHA 30) Marriage Register after solemnizing the marriage. (If not attached, our Home Affairs will not recognize the marriage thus NO registration and no Unabridged Marriage Certificate).

  6. If they say they will email it to Rev. Brits ensure you give this email address revbrits@tacotsa.com. HOWEVER please note Rev. Brits cannot act as your representative nor can he enquire about the Immigration Interview Report, the onus is upon you to ensure Rev. Brits receives the Immigration Interview Report. So, please ask them to also copy you in, in the same email, that way you are sure it has been sent to Rev. Brits.  The Interview must take place prior to the wedding day.

  7. Permanent Residents with his/her green coded ID books MUST first verify his/her status (and that verification letter must be handed to the Marriage Minister).

  8. 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 APOSTILLE STAMP.

  9. Please note the Letter of Non-Impediment and the Proof of Residency must not be older than 6 months.

  10. NOTE: Residents of the UK & Commonwealth Countries are required to present a notarised Sworn Affidavit (as you will not be able to obtain a Letter of Non-Impediment / OR, get a letter from your Home Office stating that “they do not issue letters of Non-Impediment”.

  11. A copy of the T.V.P. of the foreigner once arrived in South Africa. The Immigration stamp in the Passport.

  12. Three Passport type photos in colour.

  13. Proof of Residency for the foreigner ONLY (e.g. A current  Account – Rates/Bank/School Fund payment).

  14. CLEAR [COLOUR] SCANNED copy of passport – Remember to present the originals of all official documents.

  15. Proof of Residency for both Bride & Groom, (Foreigners ONLY) (e.g. A current  Account – Rates/Bank/School Fund payment) must not be older than 6 months.

  16. If you are “under age” e.g. 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.

  17. If you are under 21 you require a letter from BOTH your parents on the Official Home Affairs Consent Form, obtainable from the Wedding Officiant, if under 18 permission from the Minister of Social Welfare.

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

  19. All foreigners please remember: All divorce papers, Letter of Non-Impediment, Death Certificate and any other official documentation (except your passport, TVP, proof of residence) must BE APOSTILLED by the Authorities in your country.

  20. All originals should be presented to your Wedding Minister / Officer for verification.

  21. You accept that “Unabridged Marriage Certificates” are not the responsibility of the Church, but rather that of Home Affairs South Africa, and as such, the couple must apply in person as ONLY Home Affairs can issue such document and it can only be collected by the nominated party concerned.  PLEASE NOTE: Should you require an APOSTILLE for either the Marriage Certificate or the Unabridged Marriage Certificate (or both), they must ensure that they allow enough time during their vacation to do so.  Only a CHIEF MAGISTRATE can assist you in obtaining an Apostille. However, friends or family residing in South Africa may assist in this matter. “Unabridged Marriage Certificates”.

  22. In the case of REFUGEES or ASYLUM SEEKERS, we need a VALID PERMIT with a CR NUMBER on it as well as the Immigration Requirement, a copy of your TVP – Temporary Visiting Permit and or Residence Permit, Refugee Permit with CR Number or Asylum Seekers Permit with CR Number.  Expired Permits will not be accepted.

  23. REMEMBER, a South African Marriage Certificate does not automatically allow you to stay in the country. You need to make proper application at THE SOUTH AFRICAN HOME AFFAIRS or the SOUTH AFRICAN CONSULATE IN YOUR COUNTRY.  You have to COMPLY with your VISA and IMMIGRATION TEMPORARY VISITOR’S PERMIT.

  24. PLEASE check with your authorities in YOUR country of residence, and establish whether or not you will require an UNABRIDGED MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE and an APOSTILLE 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.

  25. See also - http://www.passportassist.co.za

  26. Please note that according to DHA 'Circular 10 of 2013: Consolidated Procedures for Solemnization and Registration of Marriages' Point 4.1 reads: "Upon submission of a marriage register of two foreign spouses (without identity documents) by the marriage officer, the office must immediately issue a hand-written unabridged marriage certificate to the spouses (and not the marriage officer). The Wedding Minister may NOT in terms of our Home Affairs Rules apply for or on behalf of the couple.


     

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    Are empowered in terms of the Marriage Act or Civil Union Act of South Africa to legally perform marriages, and are registered, tested and appointed by the Department of Home Affairs of South Africa and as such will comply with all the legal requirements within these Act's. Any person who may require proof of such may request via email to the National Church Spokesperson and Chairman of the Board of Directors at revbrits@tacotsa.com as per the Promotion of Access to Information Act (Act 2 of 2000) of South Africa  

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