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South African Citizenship Act, 1995 (Act No. 88 of 1995)


Regulations on the South African Citizenship Act, 1995

2. Registration of birth that occurred outside Republic


(1) If a child of a South African citizen is born outside the Republic, an application for the registration of the birth of that child must be submitted to the office of a South African Diplomatic or Consular Mission or to any office of the Department in the Republic within 30 days after the birth of such child.


(2) When a birth is registered in terms of section 13 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1992 (Act No. 51 of 1992), the Director-General must issue a birth certificate to acknowledge South African citizenship.