How To Replace Your Lost Matric Certificate

Monday, 21 June, 2021 - 12:03
Sakinah Samuels
How To Replace Your Lost Matric Certificate

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


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 
  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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