South Africa Citizenship

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South African Citizen & South African Citizenship:

South Africa Citizenship:

South Africa Citizenship is a status where the Citizenship holder will have the complete rights, duties, and benefits of South Africa which are offered by the South Africa Government according to their Constitution and laws. To achieve the South Africa Citizenship there are two ways they are, the first one is the person who takes birth in South Africa will acquire South Africa Citizenship and the second one is naturalization process in which a permanent resident or Permanent resident card holder or an eligible immigrant apply for the Citizenship and acquires one legally by the naturalization process.

 Citizen:

A citizen is a person who is having the Citizenship of a country. Citizen is a legal member of a country who obeys the laws & Constitution of that country. A person without any Citizenship is called as a stateless person. A person is recognized by the Citizenship of that person. A person may have multiple citizenships according to the laws of those countries. A citizen will have 100% rights, duties, and benefits which are provided by the Government of that country according to their country’s Constitutional Laws.

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Naturalization:

Naturalization is a process in which a non-citizen of a country acquires the Citizenship of the residing country legally. Naturalization process differs from person to person and country to country. Any country according to their law, if the person is eligible then that country grants the Citizenship or Naturalization to that person legally. The person who is naturalized then that person will be considered as National or Citizen of that country legally.

How to apply for South Africa Citizenship?

Before applying for the South Africa Citizenship it’s better to check whether you are eligible applying for it or not. Once after confirming that you are eligible then you can apply for one and get it. There are different ways and situations to apply for South Africa Citizenship, irrespective of other ways if you are living in South Africa for the last 10 years with a South African permanent residency then you can apply for one.

  • Dependent of South Africa Citizen.
  • Dependent of South Africa Permanent Residence Permit holder.
  • Permanent residence holder.
  • Permanent resident holder’s spouse, dependants.
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Eligibility applying for South Africa Citizenship:

  • Permanent Residency holder.
  • Dependant of South Africa Permanent residency holder.
  • Spouse of Permanent Residency Holder.
  • Dependant on South African Citizen.
  • Dependant on South Africa Citizen.

South Africa Citizenship Fees:

  • You need R300 applying for South Africa Citizenship and Naturalization Application.
  • You need R90 applying for Duplicate Citizenship Certificate in South Africa.

 How to Apply for Citizenship Certificate Online in South Africa?

Before applying for the South African Citizenship Certificate one has to check their eligibility applying for the Citizenship. Generally, South African Citizenship acquires in 2 ways they are number one the person who takes birth on South African Lands and the second one is the South African resident with a permanent residency status for 10 years after completing the 10 years tenure the permanent residency holder will be eligible applying for the South African Citizenship.

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Simple Steps Applying for South Africa Citizenship:

Step1: Visit the South Africa Citizenship official website.

Step2: Check your eligibility.

Step3: Send a determination of Citizenship application to the Head office.

Step4: Download the South Africa Citizenship Application and fill it.

Step5: Lodge the completely filled South Africa Citizenship Application along with the supporting documents and fees.

Step6: Wait for the Citizenship Certificate processing time to get the decision. If you are qualified you will be notified.

Apply for South African Citizenship Certificate Online – http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php

Apply for South Africa Citizenship Online – http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php

Citizenship Application:

Citizenship application is a form which is used to apply for the South Africa Citizenship officially in order to get the Citizenship. Applying for Citizenship in South Africa one can get the application form from the head office; you can even apply for South Africa Citizenship online by visiting the official website.

Download the Citizenship Application – http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php

Download the South Africa Citizenship Application – http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php

Download DHA-175 Application Form – http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php

Download DHA-529 Application Form – http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php

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How to Apply for South African Citizenship Certificate?

  • Visit the South African Home Affairs official website.
  • Check your eligibility applying for Citizenship Certificate.
  • Download the DHA-175 Application form & DHA-529 Application form.
  • Fill the application form; pay the fees of R300 towards South African Citizenship Certificate.
  • Submit the Citizenship Application form along with the required documents along and fees.

Required Documents Applying for Citizenship Certificate in South Africa:

  • DHA-175 Application Form.
  • DHA-529 Application Form.
  • Proof of continuous residence for 1 year before filing the Application Form.
  • A valid RSA Police Certificate.
  • Police Clearance Certificate from the county/countries you stayed before coming to RSA.
  • Acceptance letter of dual Nationality.
  • R300 fees towards the Citizenship Certificate application.

Citizen Card:

Citizen card is nothing but the Citizenship card or Citizenship Certificate. In South Africa to acquire a Citizen Card, one must be a South Africa Citizen. All the birth nationals of South Africa will have the Citizen card or Citizenship Certificate and the foreign nationals who are residing in South Africa can apply for Citizen Card or Citizenship Certificate if they are eligible.

South Africa Citizenship:

South Africa Citizenship is a status where the South Africa Citizenship certificate holder will have the complete rights, responsibilities and benefits of South Africa which are offered by the Government of South Africa according to their Constitution and laws. To acquire the South Africa Citizenship there are two ways they are, the first one is the person who takes birth in South Africa will acquire South Africa Citizenship and the other one is naturalization process in which a permanent resident or Permanent resident holder or an eligible immigrant applies for the South Africa Citizenship and acquires one legally by the naturalization process.

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Dual Citizenship:

Dual Citizenship is nothing but having multiple Citizenships in different countries. The Government of South Africa allows Dual Citizenship or Dual Nationality i.e. you can be a South Africa as well as you can be a Citizen of other countries. For example: If you are a South Africa national by birth and living in another country because of employment or education or business or investment etc you can apply for other countries Citizenship depending on the country’s law. If you are a Citizen of other country or National and you are living in South Africa because of employment or education or business or investment etc South Africa Government allows you to apply for Citizenship if you are eligible. There is no need of applying Dual Citizenship in South Africa because the Government of South Africa allows you to apply for the South Africa Citizenship if you are eligible and grants you one according to the South Africa Constitutional laws and after getting the South Africa citizenship you can keep both your birth country’s Citizenship as well as South Africa Citizenship and this is called Dual Citizenship (Having Multiple Citizenships).

Note:

Most of the countries do not accept this Dual Citizenship, therefore before applying for one, it’s better to check out once whether it is feasible in your birth country or not.

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