Anybody looking for Unabridged copies of birth, death or marriage certificates for VISA or Immigration purposes will need to apply in person at the any Department of Home Affairs office.
Unfortunately, Home Affairs no longer accepts 3rd party applications and only immediate family members can apply. If you do not live in South Africa and cannot get an immediate family member to do this on your behalf, then you will need to contact the South African Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence. So sadly I cannot do this on your behalf.
Naturalizations and immigration records are an extremely valuable part of any application for Ancestry Passports or VISA’s. Naturalizations were published in the Government Gazette after their arrival in South Africa
By searching this database you can generally find
However this information does change over time as the Government recorded different information.
This number you will need before you got to Home Affairs for a copy of the document. Most naturalization records post 1910 are held at the Department of Home Affairs in Pretoria. The reference generally also includes possibly the two surnames as many people anglicised their surnames when coming to South Africa.
Please note that these records are for personal use and not for multiple lookups as this is against the terms and conditions of this website.