Information on Requirements for Travel to S.A #southafrica


Arthur Goldstuck <arthurg@...>
 

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


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


Rosalind
 

So exactly how would one check if one is still a citizen. Would letting one's
passport expire without renewal long long ago amount to losing citizenship?
Would never stepping on SA soil for almost 40 years mean anything.
One would not want to open a Pandora's box.
Ros

----- Original Message -----
From: "Arthur Goldstuck" <arthurg@internet.org.za>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 7:50 AM
Subject: Re:[safrica] Information on Requirements for Travel to S.A


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