Population: 57,7 million (June 2018 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 11.12 ZAR (21 September 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).
Population: 57,7 million (June 2018 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 11.12 ZAR (21 September 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).

Late registration of birth - Age fifteen (15) years and older

Processing time: six months

  • DHA-24/A (2) copies of fingerprint forms - (1) for child and (1) for informant. Please request forms from the Consulate General in Toronto or South African High Commission in Ottawa by sending in a self-addressed stamped envelope (size A4 30cm x 24 cm) . The envelope should be able to fit an unfolded page
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  • DHA-24 Notice of Birth form (Please request forms from the Consulate General in Toronto or South African High Commission in Ottawa by sending in a self-addressed stamped envelope (size A4 30cm x 24 cm) . envelope should be able to fit unfolded page)
  • DHA-288 Affidavit in support of Notice of Birth Form (Please request forms from the Consulate General in Toronto or South African High Commission in Ottawa by sending in a self-addressed stamped envelope (size A4 30cm x 24 cm) . envelope should be able to fit unfolded page)
  • BI-529 Determination of Citizenship form must be completed in respect of child
  • BI-529 Determination of Citizenship must be completed in respect of the South African parent
  • BI-9 Fingerprint form (Form not downloadable from the website) (Please request forms from the Consulate General in Toronto or South African High Commission in Ottawa by sending in a self-addressed stamped envelope (size A4 30cm x 24 cm) . envelope should be able to fit unfolded page
  • Four (4) recent immigration size photos of applicant (35mm width x 45 mm height)
  • Certified copy of the South African Identity Documents of the Informant and dual citizenship exemption documents if they acquired foreign citizenship as well
  • Certified copies of parent Identity Documents, Marriage Certificate and Birth Certificate
  • Certified copy of Unabridged Birth Certificate for births abroad
  • No fee
  • Small self addressed express envelope













South African High Commission – Ottawa South African Consulate-General – Toronto:
15 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1M 1M8

Tel: (613) 744 0330
Fax: (613) 741 1639


Mon to Thu: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
110 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 600
Toronto, ON
M2N 6Y8

Tel: (416) 944 8825
Office faxline: (416) 944 0925
Direct Office Faxline: (416) 944 0419

Mon to Thu: 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM