Marriages which are solemnised outside South Africa may be reported to the Department of Home Affairs through the Embassy, to be noted on the Population Register as a foreign marriage. No marriage certificate is provided, nor acknowledgement that the marriage has been noted on the Population Register.
REQUEST FOR LETTER OF NO-IMPEDIMENT/MARITAL STATUS
SA citizens, who plan to marry in Korea and need the letter of no-impediment/marital status, may apply for it at the Embassy. Please submit the following to the Consular Section at the Embassy:
The documents will be forwarded by facsimile to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) in Pretoria. DHA will confirm marital status by facsimile and the original letter will be mailed to the Embassy in Seoul at a later stage.
The origial letter takes 3-6 months from DHA, Pretoria via diplomatic bag
To receive a copy by facsimile, it takes 6 weeks or more from DHA
REPORT OF A FOREIGN MARRIAGE
Please provide the following in person or by post:
certified copy of a Foreign Marriage Certificate
proof of identification i.e. valid passport and ID document
copy of a foreign spouse’s valid passport
a letter signed by the couple confirming the date and place of the marriage.