Personal Amendment

In accordance with the provisions of the South African Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1992, a South African citizen may apply to amend his/her personal information in the Population Register by virtue of a formal application for personal amendment.   


Application to assume another surname

  •     Completed form BI-529E (www.home-affairs.gov.za/forms/citizenship/bi-529.pdf)
  •     Completed form BI-196 (majors) (www.home-affairs.gov.za/documents/bi-196.pdf) or BI-193 (minors) (www.home-affairs.gov.za/documents/bi-193.pdf) - Application to Assume Another Surname
  •     Form BI 24 - Notice of Birth, to indicate the surname to be assumed *
  •     Copy of Birth Certificate
  •     Certified copy of Statutory Declaration, Adoption Papers and Court Order or in the absence of these an affidavit motivating the necessity of the change of surname (if applicable)
  •     Prescribed fee of € 6.00 (Minor) to be deposited into the Embassy bank account
  •     Prescribed fee of € 26.00 (Major) to be deposited into the Embassy bank account


Application to assume another Forename

  •     Completed form BI-529E (www.home-affairs.gov.za/forms/citizenship/bi-529.pdf)
  •     Completed form BI-85 (www.home-affairs.gov.za/documents/bi-85.pdf)
  •     Completed form BI- 24 - Notice of Birth, to indicate the new forename *
  •     Copy of Birth Certificate
  •     Copy of Statutory Declaration, Court Order or in the absence of these an affidavit motivating the necessity of the change of forename (if applicable)
  •     Prescribed fee of € 6.00 (Minor) to be deposited into the Embassy bank account
  •     Prescribed fee of € 11.00 (Major) to be deposited into the Embassy bank account

* Note:  Form BI-24 can not be downloaded and must be obtained from the Embassy

Contact Us


SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY

Filistin Sokak No: 27 GOP 06700 Ankara Turkey

Telephone: +90 (312)  405 68 61

Visa Section: + 90 ( 312) 405 68 71

Fax: +90 (312) 446 64 34

E-Mail: general.ankara@dirco.gov.za

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