South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re:Information on Requirements for Travel to S.A #southafrica


Lipworth <ken@...>
 

My understanding (which, of course, may be wrong) is that the rule applies
to people who were *minors* at the time of their taking up foreign
citizenship. Despite their having obtained citizenship of their new
country, the SA Govt. seems to feel that they gave up their SA citizenship
under the coercion of their parents and not of their own free will, and on
that basis still considers them to be SA citizens.


Ken Lipworth

At 07:50 AM 23/08/2006 +0200, you wrote:
A new law, noticed by me on the website of the Department of Home
Affairs, South Africa, mentions that former South Africans living
abroad and
therefore travelling on a passport of their present country of residence,
now need a South African passport should they wish to enter South Africa.
The notification refers specifically to those who are still South African
citizens, but SA officials in Israel are implementing it incorrectly,
extending it to those who are South African born but not citizens any more.

Arthur Goldstuck

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