How To Replace Your Lost Matric Certificate

Monday, 21 June, 2021 - 12:03
Sakinah Samuels

If you are wanting to get a new Matric certificate because you lost it, here's how to go about it.

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Have you lost or damaged your Matric certificate? Having your Matric certificate is very important so you would probably want to know how you can go about getting a replacement. We can help!

Should you need to get a replacement certificate, you will need to head to one of the department's certification services offices or you can apply online.

If you choose to apply for a replacement certificate online, you will need to do the following:

  1. Go to https://www.eservices.gov.za/ 
  2. Create an account or log in if you already have one
  3. Find the e-Matric e-Re-Issue option
  4. Fill in the required fields

Submit the following documents:

  • Affidavit saying that you lost your certificate and what you need
  • Certified copy of your ID
  • Proof of payment
    • A fee of R141 is needed
    • You will need to pay the prescribed fee by postal order at the Post Office, cash at DBE / PED office or by cheque.

It takes four to six weeks for a certificate to be issued. Applicants may use the reference number received during the online application  process to keep track of their application.

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