About Us Child Birth Registration

Child birth registration As per Section 4(1) of Citizenship Act,1955, a child born outside India on or after 03.12.2004 shall be a citizen of India by descent, if either of the parents (father or mother) is an Indian citizen at the time of birth of the child and the birth of the child has been registered with the concerned Indian Mission abroad within one year of the birth and the parents of the child have to submit a declaration that the child does not hold passport of another country.

Procedure for Online Registration of Birth

i) An online application has to be made on https://indiancitizenshiponline.nic.in Click on “Registration of birth of a minor child at an Indian Consulate under section 4(1) of the citizenship act, 1955 “ fill the form and upload photo and signatures as per instructions. Form 1 is the correct form.

ii) Print hard copies (in duplicate) of the online application from, duly filled, and submit the same as per instructions given at the Consulate at the given below address. Please note that all copies of the documents including forms should be self attested by both the parents;

iii) A self attested copy of unabridged birth certificate issued by Department of Home Affairs, South Africa and copy of birth certificate issued from the hospital if born in South Africa;

iv) A self-attested copies of parents passports (first two pages and last two pages); and visa/work permit;

v) Proof of Residential address in South Africa (Please note that Present Address means your local address here in South Africa);

vi) Self attested copy of marriage certificate duly stamped and signed by the competent issuing authority of the marriage certificate. Please note that marriage certificate in the form of Notary Public will not be accepted. Names of spouses should be mentioned on each other's passport as the same is mandatory after getting married. In case, the same is not there, please let us know so that we could guide you on the subject;

vii) An undertaking from both the parents, duly signed, that child has not taken South African/ foreign nationality is to be enclosed.

viii) 2 passport size photographs of the child;

ix) Original passport/documents will be returned immediately after verification. Consulate will not be responsible for safe custody of original documents;

x) In cases of registration of Birth after one year of age, the reason for applying late in writing must be given.

xi) Proof of Payment of fee.

A fee of Rand 370/- (including ICWF Fee of Rand 40.00) is charged for issuance of an Child Birth Registration. Please note original proof of payment is required and photocopy, faxed copy or scanned copy is not acceptable. Banking details are as under:

Banking details for Consular Service fee Payment

Account Name Consulate General of India, Cape Town
Account Number 50260196272
Bank First National Bank (FNB)
Universal Branch Code 250655Reference (Service type) + (Name of the applicant)

Banking details for ICWF Payment
Account Name Consulate General of India, Cape Town
Account Number 62878565012
Bank First National Bank (FNB)
Universal Branch Code 250655
Reference ICWF + (Name of the applicant)

Payment can ONLY be made through EFT as per above banking details:

xii) Any other document as specified by the Consular Officer;

  • There is no need to take an appointment. Applicants can visit the Consulate on any working day between 10.00AM - 01.00 PM.  

    Service Fee: ZAR 370 [non-refundable] and ICWF Fee: ZAR40 [non-refundable] 

(Please see banking details for payment)