Question: How quickly can you get married in South Africa?

Customary marriages must be registered within three months of taking place. This can be done at any office of the Department of Home Affairs or through a designated traditional leader in areas where there are no Home Affairs offices.

What documents are needed to get married in South Africa?

Documents required to enter into a marriage Identity documents(for each person getting married) If a foreign national is marrying a South African citizen, they should both present their valid passports as well as well as a completed BI-31 Form (Declaration for the Purpose of Marriage, Letter of no impediment)

Can someone get married online?

The Marriage Act 1961 states that marriage must be solemnised in the presence of an authorised celebrant and two witnesses. Presence for the purpose of the act is interpreted as physical presence, therefore a marriage cannot be solemnised remotely eg. via Skype or Zoom.

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