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Petition for my South African mother - supporting documents

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If the instructions for bringing a parent over say:

 

     ball.gif A copy of your birth certificate showing your name and your mother’s name 
     ball.gif If your name or your mother’s name is different now than at the time of your birth, you must provide evidence of the legal name change. 

 

On a South African unabridged birth certificate it only calls for "Mother's MAIDEN SURNAME".

 

So if my mother's maiden surname was Apple, but she married my father (before my birth) and at the time of my birth was know as Mrs Peach. So since then she and my father divorced and he has since passed away but she is still known as Mrs Peach. Another spanner in the works was that she was previously married (before my father). So she was born Miss Apple, got married the 1st time and became Mrs Banana - got divorced and married my father - went from Mrs Banana to Mrs Peach and is still Mrs Peach.

 

Will I need all the below supporting documents (I hope not):

 

- Her birth certificate (Miss Apple)

- Her first marriage certificate (Mrs Banana)

- Her first divorce certificate 

- Her second marriage certificate (Mrs Banana to Mrs Peach)

- Her second divorce certificate

- My father's death certificate

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17 minutes ago, DJ02 said:

Yes, it only show's her maiden name

If your birth certificate show's your mother's maiden name as how is it on her birth certificate then you don't need her marriage certificate or divorce decrees.


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3 hours ago, DJ02 said:

If the instructions for bringing a parent over say:

 

     ball.gif A copy of your birth certificate showing your name and your mother’s name 
     ball.gif If your name or your mother’s name is different now than at the time of your birth, you must provide evidence of the legal name change. 

 

On a South African unabridged birth certificate it only calls for "Mother's MAIDEN SURNAME".

 

So if my mother's maiden surname was Apple, but she married my father (before my birth) and at the time of my birth was know as Mrs Peach. So since then she and my father divorced and he has since passed away but she is still known as Mrs Peach. Another spanner in the works was that she was previously married (before my father). So she was born Miss Apple, got married the 1st time and became Mrs Banana - got divorced and married my father - went from Mrs Banana to Mrs Peach and is still Mrs Peach.

 

Will I need all the below supporting documents (I hope not):

 

- Her birth certificate (Miss Apple)

- Her first marriage certificate (Mrs Banana)

- Her first divorce certificate 

- Her second marriage certificate (Mrs Banana to Mrs Peach)

- Her second divorce certificate

- My father's death certificate

Your birth certificate has your father’s name on it too, right? You csn put all above in but I think birth certificate should be fine. Jnb consulate are quite helpful, you/she could just call and ask. 

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