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Offline onix

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Unabridged Certificates
« on: March 10, 2008, 07:27:09 am »
How does an unabridged birth certificate look like? How would I know that the one I have is not already unabridged? Is there a certain code I can look for?  :confused:

I don't want to go through the hassles at HA if it is not really necessary.

Would be nice if someone has a scanned copy (with the personal information censored of course)




Offline Eileen

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Re: Unabridged Certificates
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008, 07:29:05 am »
Unabridges birth certificate contains both the parents' details.



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Offline Amber

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Re: Unabridged Certificates
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2008, 07:33:58 am »
...and on the top it says: Full Birth certificate / Unabridged marrage certificate.

If you only have the little computer printed birth certificate that they automatically give you at birth you will have to get an unabridged one.

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Re: Unabridged Certificates
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2008, 07:36:31 am »
Thanks Eileen, quick response!  :)

I'm looking at the application form for BC, and there are 4 options that you can tick:
Unabridged, "Computer printed abridged certificate", "Certified copy of birth register", and "Hand written abridged certificate".

The one I have is computer printed, but now I'm not sure if that is unabridged  :confused:

very confusing...

Oh and while I was typing this, Amber replied, thanks!!  ;) I will have a look at mine as soon as I get home.



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Re: Unabridged Certificates
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2008, 07:57:01 am »
you need an UNABRIDGED one.

I got one from HAffairs. It is computer printed, has my birth details and my parents DOB and ID numbers etc.

Does yours have your parents stuff on?

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Re: Unabridged Certificates
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2008, 08:03:45 am »
Hi Jafa77

I'm not sure, I will have look. I know that the paper it is printed on, is a greenish colour.

Thanks



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Re: Unabridged Certificates
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2008, 11:48:44 am »
...I had a look at my birth certificate, and it's def not an unabridged one. Went to HA this morning to apply for it, and while I was there I sommer applied for the unabridged marriage certificate as well.




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Offline !!DV!!

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Re: Unabridged Certificates
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2008, 03:22:47 pm »
Looks like I slipped up on this one.  :uglystupid2:

We applied for new and replacement passports quite a while back, should have gotten the Unabridged certificates as well...

Yet another trip to Home Affairs  :sleep:



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Re: Unabridged Certificates
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2008, 03:57:21 pm »
Looks like I slipped up on this one.  :uglystupid2:

We applied for new and replacement passports quite a while back, should have gotten the Unabridged certificates as well...

Yet another trip to Home Affairs  :sleep:

Good luck DV, I just hate that place. In recent time I went there many times...You don't think of all the things at once. I should have made a checklist and go once for everything.  ???



Offline paula

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Re: Unabridged Certificates
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2008, 06:15:32 pm »
when you applied for your unabridged marriage certificate... did you have to have a copy of the actual page of the regiser that you signed? that's what we were told? and havnt heard of that anywhere???

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Re: Unabridged Certificates
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2008, 06:53:14 am »
when you applied for your unabridged marriage certificate... did you have to have a copy of the actual page of the regiser that you signed? that's what we were told? and havnt heard of that anywhere???

Hi Paula,

No, I just filled in the form, paid the R50 and submitted the form. I also haven't heard of that.

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Re: Unabridged Certificates
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2008, 07:27:10 am »
Nope, we also only filled in the form and paid the money.  But a word of advise to all stay on their back and phone pretoria often or you WILL wait for a long time!
Amber
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Offline Shirls

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Re: Unabridged Certificates
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2008, 08:17:05 am »
Do your self a favour and get a copy of the register! We had to get our, as HA "lost" the one our minister sent in. We then had to copies fax it twice, hand it in twice before we finally got the unabridged certificate!

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Re: Unabridged Certificates
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2008, 04:10:20 pm »
Not sure if we missed it but does anybody have the number for PTA please.