Ancestry24 Careers24 Entertainment Fin24 Food24 Health24 Kalahari.net Mobile News24 Property24 Weather24 Wheels24 Women24 Sport24
Answerit

Resolved Question

What is the fastest way to get an unabridged birth certificate and what will it cost?

I have e-mailed a service called "Que Stop" and they will charge R 760 (ex delivery) for a claimed 4 weeks delivery time. The Dept of Home Affairs quote anything between 8-24 weeks! 66 mths ago

Best Answer

I recently had to request a few unabridged birth certificates for my ex. It did not cost me R760 but did take 3 to 4 weeks to get them in a less than usual route. Unfortunately, without the route that I used it could have taken up to nine months as they are very slow and so I was forced to contact a friend of mine in the immigration industry whose messengaer "had a contact" who "assisted" the process for a "R200 tip". So, go with "Que Stop" or shop around, if in Johannesburg I have heard that "Don't Q" is also good.

Source: Just the Joneses.

66 mths ago

Answers -

I would go the "Que Stop" route. I don't think there is a faster way. The 8 to 24 weeks that Home Affairs stated is highly improbable. It's more like 8 - 24 years.

66 mths ago

I applied for unabridged birth certificates for both my husband and me at home affairs a few months ago, and I think it cost about R50 a piece, if that much. So where they come from charging R760 I don't know. It does however take about 8 weeks to 3 months to get it with the FANTASTIC public service we have in our government offices.

66 mths ago

That's nothing. I also need one and seeing that they can't find mine cause the building that had all the records when I was born, burnt down in 1972, I have to re-apply for one and that can take up to one year. AND I have to pay something like R1000 AND, AND, AND....sigh

66 mths ago

So you are an illegal immegrant, that is why you need a SA birth certificate!

66 mths ago

Make use of any other service but Home Affairs-no matter what they charge.

66 mths ago

I went to the home affairs dept personally. It cost me R50 and they gave it to me in a few minutes ! It was just printed off their system .

66 mths ago

I signed up for it while in hospital (having my daughter ) and returned within 4 weeks and it was ready for collection. I actually needed it last week cause I am appling for an EU passport for her.

66 mths ago

i dunno - sorry

66 mths ago

Long time, no see, dear Ringo! I don't know much about birth certificates, but I am REALLY answering this Q in order to ask you to check out my blog at: http://blogs.24.com/ViewBlog.aspx?blogid=8c635902-8aed-4952-95df-7f2423484013 - I am reduced to this, since AI admin have now TWICE deleted my posts trying to invite everyone. :-(

66 mths ago

I think maryJ will know or ask any attorney

66 mths ago

Cost R50.00, but I don't remember how long it took. No problems at Dept. Homo Affairs

66 mths ago

Makike oplossing. Vergeet van oorsee gaan en bly eerder in SA LOL

66 mths ago

Suppose it will be the "Que Stop" way...

66 mths ago

Answer more Questions in Australasia

Browse more Questions in Australasia

Vote for more Answers in Australasia