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.