A Vault is a true Copy of the actual registration document completed by both parents  the day the child was born. 

  • The details on the Unabridged is taken off the Vault certificate

  • If there are no ID numbers on the Vault it will not reflect on the Unabridged either. 

  • The latest Vault certificates do have more information

  • If the Vault is not on file then we can apply for a Late Registration or Notice of Birth which will become your replacement vault. Home Affairs will give you a letter – see example below:

  • A Late Birth Registration can only be done for a living individual.

  • We can only assist if you have a 13 Digit South African ID number for the person who’s Vault you are requesting