Marriage Officer Inquiry
If you are interested in becoming a secular officiant then let us know. We will contact you to explain the process in more detail.
A officiant or celebrant is a person who performs secular humanist celebratory services for weddings, funerals, child naming, coming of age ceremonies and other rituals. Of these ceremonies, a wedding is the only service for which the officiant needs to be officially registered: Without this, the marriage is not legal in South Africa. The Department of Home Affairs certifies Marriage Officers, who must be endorsed by a recognised organisation.
More details – FAQ
- Complete and submit the Officiant Application
- Prepare for a SASS interview
- Application is submitted at the Department of Home Affairs
- An is taken exam at the Department of Home Affairs
How long does it take
Anywhere between 1 to 6 months. After your submitted application and interview, the paperwork is sent to the Department of Home Affairs where you will be issued a letter stating where you must complete your exam (approximately 1-2 months). You have 6 months time to pass the exam after Home Affairs have accepted your application.
What do I need to submit
South African Secular Society
Complete the on-line application form with details required
- References examples
Department of Home Affairs
- South African ID
- SASS reference letter
What does it cost?
You need to be a paying member of the South African Secular Society. SASS only endorses it’s own members.
Cost: SASS membership (R100 p.m.)
- Support your application to Home Affairs.
- Supply the studying material
- Promote & recommend your services