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Lost Matric Certificate

Applying for a re-issue of a martic certificate

It takes 4 to 6 weeks for a Re-Issue certificate. You must go to the nearest DBEoffices in person so that DBEofficials can interview you before they make the amendments. A statement of results may be issued, as an interim record while waiting for the issue of your certificate. To change your name on your matric certificate, you must apply to the Department of Basic Education (DBE) or Provincial Education Department (PED) by completing the Re-issues application form.Go To Official Web Page

Documentation required:

  • Certified copies of the candidate’s old and new Identity Documents
  • A detailed sworn statement (affidavit) by the candidate
  • The original certificate
  • A letter from the Department of Home Affairs confirming that it has, on behalf of the person in question, acted in terms of Section 27(A) of the Births and Death Registration Act, 1992, and that it has altered the sex description (and the names) of that person
  • Application form obtainable from the DBE.

What you should do:

  • Pay the prescribed fee by postal order at the Post Office, cash at DBE/PED office or by cheque.
  • Go to the nearest DBE/PED offices with the following documents:
    • your original national/ senior certificate and a certified copy
    • Identity document (ID) and a certified copy of your ID
    • an affidavit stating the reasons for alteration (detailed one)
    • confirmation letter from the Department of Home Affairs
    • Birth certificate. If you don’t have a birth certificate you must bring a clinic card, baptismal certificate, or school report that states your name and date of birth

Who to contact

  • National office: 012 357 4511/13
  • Eastern Cape: 043 604 7709/73
  • Free State: 051 404 8000
  • Gauteng: 011 355 0588
  • KwaZulu-Natal: 031 327 0538/0331
  • Limpopo: 015 290 7747/7830
  • Northern Cape: 053 839 6585
  • North West: 018 384 3100/51
  • Western Cape: 021 467 2483