Marriages which are solemnised outside South Africa may be reported to the Department of Home Affairs through the Embassy, to be noted on the National Population Register (NPR) as a foreign marriage. No marriage certificate is provided, nor acknowledgement that the marriage has been noted on the National Population Register (NPR) by the Department of Home Affairs.
All the applications must be submitted in person at the South African Embassy in Seoul. Please visit us during Consular hours: 09H00-12H00, from Monday to Friday. The applications received at the Embassy are forwarded to the Department of Home Affairs in Pretoria for process. After a letter of marital status or a marriage certificate is issued by the Department, it is forwarded to the Embassy by diplomatic bag. The applicant will be informed accordingly.
If both parties are South African, the couple may request to get married at the Embassy. This should be requested at least three months or longer before the proposed marriage date. It would be appreciated if the couple could send the proposed marriage date and certified copies of SA passports and ID documents to the Consular Section at firstname.lastname@example.org for arrangement. In this case, no letter of no-impediment/marital status is required.