Do you have a copy of your Matric certificate? If not, it can be quite difficult to obtain, especially if you graduated more than twenty years ago.
If your particulars have changed or you lost or damaged your original matric certificate, it can be quite stressful even understanding the process of how to apply for a new one. But luckily, apostil.co.za is here to help. On this page, we will be taking a look at the basics of applying for a new matric certificate and how the process works.
Download the Application Form for a new Matric Certificate here.
When can you apply for a new matric certificate?
In general, individuals are allowed to apply for new matric certificates and have their documents re-issued if:
• There has been a change of particulars
• The original document was damaged or lost
• You would like to change your certificate’s status to that of a National Certificate
Documents required for the re-issuing of matric certificates
If your matric certificate was damaged or lost, an application for a replacement has to be made with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) or the Provincial Education Department (PED). You will have to complete the Application Form for a Replacement Certificate Std’s 5,6,7,8,9,10 or Grade 12 (Matric) and provide the following documents:
• An affidavit explaining why the original document was lost or damaged
• The original national or senior certificate (in the case where it was damaged)
• Your original ID document as well as a certified copy of your ID
SAQA or Umalusi is usually involved in the process.
Processing time for re-issuing of matric certificates
It can take anywhere between four and six weeks for your application for a replacement certificate to be issued. If your records are not on the system, it may take longer as the records will have to be retrieved from the archives before they can be loaded on to the system.
How can Apostil help
We understand that applying for a new matric certificate can be a lengthy process, which is why we offer a convenient and quick service that can assist you with all your document needs. If you need more information or would like to apply for a new matric certificate, be sure to get in touch with us today!