Acquiring, Losing and Resuming Citizenship
South African citizens have certain rights that people who are not citizens do not have. For example, the right to:
People who are not citizens must get permission to enter South Africa. If they want to stay, they must also get a permit to live here.
Citizenship can be acquired or lost. And people who used to be citizens can resume their citizenship.
The Department of Home Affairs can assist you with:
For detailed information on these services, visit the Department of Home Affairs website .
These facility categories:
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- Home Affairs Hotline (Service)
- Applying for an Identity Document (Service)
- Immigration Act (Act 13 of 2002) (Act) (File type: pdf; size: 2.21 MB)
- South African Citizenship Act (Act)
The content on this page was last updated on 12 March 2019