How to Apply for Replacement certificate: Lost or damaged matric certificate

    How to  Apply 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?

    • Pay the prescribed fee by postal order at the Post Office, cash at DBE / PED office or by cheque.
    • Go to the nearest DBE/ PED offices with the following documents:
      • An affidavit stating what happened to your certificate (i.e. if it is lost or damaged)
      • the original national/ senior certificate (if it is damaged), this is not applicable if it is lost
      • The original identity document (ID) and a certified copy.
    • Alternatively you can download form, fill it in and post it with the attached documents including the postal order to: Private Bag X895, Pretoria, 0001

    Note: You may apply and pay for the re-issue ONLINE (www.eservices.gov.za).

    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?

    • Replacement certificate: R153.00
    • Statement of results: additional R55.00.
    • These fees are valid from 01 April 2022 until 31 March 2023.

    Form to fill

    Application for a Replacement Certificate Std’s 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or Grade 12

     Applying for Replacement certificate: Change of status

    If you wrote matric in more than one examination sitting and you want to combine your credits to qualify for a National Certificate, i.e. Senior Certificate (SC) or National Senior Certificate (NSC), you must apply for Replacement certificate: change of status. The department does not automatically combine your credits, unless you wrote a supplementary examination.

    You can apply for confirmation statement of results while waiting for the National Certificate.

    What should you do?

    • Pay the prescribed fee by postal order at the Post Office, cash at DBE/PED office or by cheque.
    • Go to the nearest DBE/PED offices with the following documents:
      • Your results from all examination sittings
      • The original identity document (ID) and a certified copy.
      • The proof of payment
    • Alternatively you can download form, fill it in and post it with the attached documents including the postal order to: Private Bag X895, Pretoria, 0001

    How long does it take?

    It takes four to six weeks for Replacement certificate: change of status. The combination statement of results is obtainable immediately.

    How much does it cost?

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    It will cost you R153.00 for the Replacement certificate, and if you want a statement of results, it will cost you an additional R55.00. These fees are valid from 01 April 2022 until 31 March 2023.

    Form to fill

    Replacement certificate: Change of status

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