|Applying for Replacement certificate: Lost or damaged matric certificate|
|If you lost or damaged your original matric certificate, you must apply for replacement at the Department of Basic Education (DBE) or Provincial Education Department (PED) by completing the Replacement application form.
You can request for the statement of results while waiting for the issue of your certificate. If the certificate is damaged, you must return the damaged certificate to the Department of Basic Education (DBE) or Provincial Education Department (PED).
What should you do?
Note: If you are abroad (outside South Africa), you can send someone to the Department of Basic Education to fill in the form for you and pay the prescribed fee.
How long does it take?
It takes between four to six weeks for a Replacement certificate to be issued (for records on the system). You can obtain your statement of results immediately.
For records not on the system, it will take longer as records needs to be retrieved from the Archives and loaded on the system.
How much does it cost?
|Form to complete|
- National office: 012 312 5845/6/7
- Eastern Cape: 043 604 7709/73
- Free State: 051 404 8000
- Gauteng: 011 355 0588
- KwaZulu-Natal: 031 327 0538/0331
- Limpopo: 015 290 7747/7830
- Mpumalanga: 013 766 0033
- Northern Cape: 053 839 6585
- North West: 018 384 3100/51
- Western Cape: 021 467 2483