How to replace lost Matric Certificate

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If you have lost or damaged your original Matric certificate, or you wrote matric in more than one examination sitting and you want to combine your credits to qualify for a National Certificate into one certificate i.e. Senior Certificate (SC) or National Senior Certificate (NSC), you may apply online through the e-Matric e-Re-Issue online service on Candidates can replace the following: National Certificate Vocational, National Certificate, National Senior Certificate, Senior Certificate, General and Further Education Certificate, Amended Senior Certificate and ABET Level 4, notes the statement.

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To use the e-Re-issue online service applicants will have to first register as users on the e-Government Portal (

Documentation Required

Electronic copies of the following supporting documents will be required during the online application process:

Requirements For lost or damaged certificates:

  • 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;
  • A certified copy of your identity document (ID); and
  • Proof of payment.

Requirements For combination of results Certificate:

  • Your results from all examination sittings;
  • A certified copy of your Identity Document; and
  • Proof of payment.
How much does it cost?
  • Re-issue certificate (Administrative errors): R164
  • Statement of results: R57
  • These fees are valid from 01 April 2023 until 31 March 2024.
  •  payable via a bank/ATM deposit or EFT.
  • Alternatively, a candidate can pay R202, which includes R137 for the certificate and R65 courier fees, to have the certificate sent within seven working days to their chosen physical address.
How long does it take for Matric Certificate replacement?

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.