An unabridged marriage certificate is a computer printout showing both partners’ details.
Home Affairs use the information completed on the Vault.
Unabridged marriage certificates are official records denoting that two people have participated in a partnership and it includes jurisdictions where wedding licenses are not in place.
If the VAULT (marriage register) is not filed in Archives this certificate will not be printed.
We can only assist if you have a 13 Digit South African ID number for at least one of the partners who’s certificate you are requesting.
We have two Options Available for Marriage Certificates.
Option 1: Expedite Only
Option 2: Full Service - OPTION 2 is only available to applicants living abroad.