Register birth

Home Affairs will cease the process of the Late Registration of Births by 31 December 2015.

You must register the birth of your child within 30 days after birth.

Late registrations are accepted. You must, however, give reasons why the birth was not registered within 30 days.

Once the child’s birth has been registered, an abridged birth certificate is issued for free.

Find out more about how to register a birth, or contact the Department of Home Affairs.