What documentation is required to get married?

The following must be Faxed, emailed or presented to me at the first appointment or at least before the wedding so that all the papers work is in order prior to the ceremony:

The following must be, emailed or presented to me at the first appointment or at least before the wedding, so that all the paperwork is in order prior to the ceremony:

  • Two copies of both your IDs.
  • Three identical passport photos per person.
  • Two copies of your two witness’ IDs.
  • If you have been married before: I require you divorce decree that      has been certified and it must be in English or Afrikaans.
  • If you are a widow or widower: Death certificate.
  • I DO NOT NEED a copy of your ANC (ante-nuptual contract), but if you are intending to enter into one, please make sure that you conclude this prior to the day of the wedding or else you will pay tens of thousands to rectify it afterwards.
  • A Form Bl 32A is needed if any party is under the age of 21 – http://www.southafrica-newyork.net/homeaffairs/forms/bi-32.pdf
  • If the Bride is younger than 15 and the Bridegroom is younger than 18, permission to the marriage is needed from The Commissioner of Child Welfare.
  • There are a couple more things that I need from you because of the new home affairs register which is much more detailed. Sorry about this frustration.
  • Highest qualification.
  • Occupational position.
  • Birth place.
  • Birth country.
  • Current residential address of both of you.
  • Permanent residential address after marriage.
  • Postal address.
  • Contact Cell and Telephone numbers of both the witnesses.