Request re-issue of matric certificate for alteration of sex description and sex status

Description

Individuals can request a re-issue of matric certificate due to the alteration of sex description and sex status.

Who can apply?
Any one who want to change sex description  and sex status on matric certificate

 In the situation where the Director General of the Department of Home Affairs has granted an application in terms of the Alteration of Sex Description and Sex Status Act, 2003 (Act No. 49 of 2003), and a person’s sex-description has been altered accordingly, the person may, through the Department of Basic Education or Provincial Education Department, apply  for a re-issue of a certificate  with a change of name/personal details (if requested), and a reassignation of sex description on the Umalusi data-base.
How to apply?
  • Walk in Head Office or District Offices to fill  the Re-issues Application Form.
  • You can apply online for the service:

In the situation where the Director General of the Department of Home Affairs has granted an application in terms of the Alteration of Sex Description and Sex Status, Act No 49 of 2003, and a person’s sex-description has been altered accordingly, the person may, through the Department of Basic Education or Provincial Education Department, apply for a re-issue of a certificate  with a change of name/personal details (if requested), and a reassignation of sex description on the Umalusi data-base.

Where to apply?

 Requirements
  • 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 or Provincial Education Department.

What Should you do

Pay the prescribed fee by postal order at the Post office, cash at DBE or your nearest Department of Education Office or by Cheque

Go to the nearest DBE or Department of Education Head or District Offices with the following documents:

  • Original National or 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 dont have a birth certificate you can bring a clinic card, baptismal certificate, or school report that states your name and date of birth

How long does it take?

It takes four to six weeks for a Re-Issue certificate

How much does it cost?

  • Re-issue certificate (Administrative errors): R118
  • Statement of results: R47
  • These fees are valid from 01 April 2019 until 31 March 2020.
Enquiries
Switchboard: 011 355 0000 
Toll-free: 0800 000 789 
Email: gdeinfo@gauteng.gov.za​​




 

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