- South Africa declared it unconstitutional to invalidate the citizenship of South Africans that had not applied to retain their status before acquiring new citizenship
The government of South Africa declared it unconstitutional to invalidate the citizenship of South Africans that had not applied to the Minister of South Africa to retain their South African citizenship before acquiring new citizenship. These measures apply to individuals who receive citizenship status in another country voluntarily or formally through marriage.
What are the Changes?
The government of South Africa ruled that South African citizens should not be stripped of their citizenship status if they obtain new citizenship without applying to retain their status in South Africa.
The Constitution Court will conduct a final review before previous measures can be voided and citizenship for eligible individuals can be renewed.
Continue to check the government of South Africa’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Department of Home Affairs, South Africa