So, you want to check out the grass across the oceans on another continent but you’re not entirely sure you want to abandon the country of your birth outright? You’re part of the crew, potentially heading for the Dual Citizenship zone. South Africa is dubbed the rainbow nation and it is no surprise that we have a diverse array of cultures within our borders. Additionally, we’ve also attracted a number of nationalities to our country and who have chosen to turn South Africa into their new home. Foreigners looking to settle down in South Africa with a view of making it a permanent move need to consider the legal process of naturalisation.
What is dual citizenship?
Dual citizenship or dual nationality is a person’s citizenship and is when a person is simultaneously regarded as a citizen of more than one state or country under the laws of those countries or state. The first is through birth in South Africa and the second is through naturalization. Here is what you need to know regarding how to attain dual citizenship in South Africa.
What is naturalization?
Naturalization is a process in which a non-citizen of a country acquires the Citizenship of the residing country legally. If the person qualifies then that country grants the Citizenship or Naturalization to that person. The person who is naturalized then that person will be considered as National or Citizen of that country. Before you begin the application process, you need to check if you are eligible and qualify to hold South African Citizenship.
You are eligible to apply for South African Citizenship if you are:
- 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 application
If you’re looking to make any visa application in South Africa, we are able to help! Make sure you get in touch with one of our Immigration Consultants today!
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