The Embassy of South Africa in Israel

Registration of Foreign Birth

The registration of births in RSA is governed by the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1992 (Act No 51 of 1992) which took effect on 1 October 1992. The provisions of this Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder are applicable to all South African citizens, whether inside or outside the Republic of South Africa. This Act also provides for persons who are not South African citizens, but who sojourn permanently or temporarily in the Republic for whatever purpose.

The following are required:

The following documents must be attached to a duly complete form:

Lost or Stolen Passport:

In the event of your South African passport being stolen or lost, you must report it to the nearest Police Station. The police certificate must then be submitted to the Consular Section at the South African Embassy. Please note that the replacement fee for a lost or stolen passport is double the price for the issuance of a new passport.

Police Clearance Certificate:

Police clearance certificates may be acquired from the South African Police Services in South Africa. The applicant’s fingerprints must be taken by an official in the Consular Section at the South African Embassy. The applicant is responsible for the following:

Kindly address your application to:

South African Police Service

271 Schoeman Street Sanlam Plaza West Building

Room 421 – 4th Floor



South Africa

Attention : Inspector van Wyk

Apostille or Certificate of Authentication: The authentication of a certificate(s) needs to be referred to the Department of Home Affairs in South Africa. Please note that this is a lengthy process, and can take up to 6 months. Upon receipt of the full certificate, the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pretoria then attaches an Apostille to the certificate. Please note that the original supporting documentation is required.