|Please note: Applying for your lost or damaged matric certificate might differ from one province to another. Below is a guide to 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?
Who to contact