Application For Amendment Of Personal Particulars
These guidelines are for amendments in terms of Section 7(2) of the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1992.
This application is to correct an incorrect surname, name, date of birth, place of birth or gender, as it appears in the National Population Register.
Application for re-registration of a birth, insertion of the biological father's particulars, change of the surname of a major, change of the surname of a minor, change of forename(s) of a minor or major, is different and the applicable guidelines should be consulted.
Section 17 of The Children's Act (Act No. 38 of 2005) stipulates that a child becomes a major upon reaching the age of 18 years.
The following documentation is required:
Fees applicable: Non-refundable fee of AUD 8.00 per application.
In terms of section 27(A) read with the provisions of the Alteration of Sex Description and Sex Status Act, 2003 (Act No.49 of 2003).
Applications can be made by:
Persons who have undergone a sex change operation or medical treatment resulting in their gender reassignment. In such cases two medical reports are required to establish his / her gender:
Inter-sexed persons. In this category, the applicant must submit:
Payment must be in Australian Dollars (AUD) made out to the "South African High Commission" by way of Postal Money Order or Bank Cheque.
Personal cheques or credit cards are NOT accepted. Incorrect payment will not be accepted; in case of incorrect payment the cheque or postal money order will be returned to applicant.
Forms may be down loaded from www.sahc.org.au
South African High Commission
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