Marriage Requirements for South Africa

Residency Requirement: None

Necessary Documents: Valid passport; completed application for marriage license

Note: There is a fee for the license, if you do not live in South Africa, which varies depending upon the type of marriage certificate (abridged or unabridged); you can submit your South African marriage license application at the nearest South African Mission or Consulate; it could take up to 8 weeks to process your marriage license application (if unabridged)

For More Info: Contact the Home Affairs office in the district where you'll be marrying, or visit

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