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Children's Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005)

Chapter 15 : Adoption

246. Registration of birth and recording of adoption of child born outside Republic


(1) After an adoption order has been made by a children's court in respect of a child born outside the Republic, the adoptive parent of the child must apply in terms of any applicable law to the Director-General: Home Affairs to register the birth of the child and to record the adoption of the child in the birth register.


(2) An application in terms of subsection (1) must be accompanied by—
(a) the relevant adoption order as registered by the adoption registrar;
(b) the birth certificate of the adopted child or, if the birth certificate is not available—
(i) other documentary evidence relating to the date of birth of the child; or
(ii) a certificate signed by a presiding officer of a children’s court specifying the age or estimated age of the child;
(c) the prescribed birth registration form, completed as far as possible and signed by the adoptive parent; and
(d) a fee prescribed in terms of any applicable law, if any.