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DHA to Provide Marriage Services in Alert Level 3

June 3, 2020

Department of Home Affairs

The home affairs department, during Alert Level 3, will provide marriage services and receive requests for late registration of birth by appointment.

The department announced this in a statement on additional services during the COVID-19 Alert Level 3 lockdown.

“On the day of the marriage, couples are requested to visit our offices with only their witnesses to keep the numbers of people at our offices at a bare minimum.”

The department added that a late registration of birth in which a birth registration application is lodged 30 days after birth also requires an appointment.

“As the country enters alert Level 3 today, the Department of Home Affairs continues to balance the need to offer access to enabling documents while ensuring that our employees and people visiting our offices interact in a safe environment.”

Home Affairs offices will continue to operate Monday to Friday, from 08h30 to 15h30.

The department emphasized that no visa or permitting functions will be open in South Africa and at Missions abroad during Level 3 lockdown.