Frequent question: Can a South African have 3 passports?

“South Africans are permitted to acquire multiple citizenships, under certain conditions. You must apply for and be granted permission by the South African Department of Home Affairs for retention of your South African citizenship before attaining that citizenship.

Does South Africa allow multiple citizenship?

Since 2004, South African dual nationals may travel without hindrance as long as they enter and leave South Africa on their South African passports. … They automatically retain their South African citizenship for life unless; once they have reached the age of 18, they wish to acquire a further foreign citizenship.

How many South African passports can you have?

– South African citizens are also entitled to hold two tourist passports concurrently – either two tourist passports or a tourist passport and a maxi tourist passport. Persons wishing to apply for a second passport must provide a written motivation for holding two passports concurrently.

Three or more passports from multiple countries is perfectly valid. I once had a co-worker with citizenship in four countries as a result of being born in the US to parents from two different countries one of whom was already a dual citizen.

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How do I apply for dual citizenship in South Africa?

REQUIREMENTS

  1. DHA -175 (application form)
  2. DHA -529 (applicant form)
  3. Proof of continuous residence 1 year prior to application.
  4. RSA Police report valid for six (6) months from the date of issue.
  5. Police clearance from country or countries of present nationalities.
  6. Letter confirming acceptance of dual nationality.

Can a permanent resident get a South African passport?

As a permanent resident, you have most of the rights and responsibilities of a South African citizen. You will not be able to obtain a South African passport nor be able to vote in South African government elections. … After receiving your permanent residence certificate, you are obliged to apply for a SA Identity Card.

Is Home Affairs open during lockdown?

Home Affairs offices are open between 8am and 3.30pm: Monday to Friday. DHA service contact points observe all Covid-19 health protocols. When visiting our offices, please observe social distancing and wear a face mask. Together we can beat the Coronavirus!

How much does a passport cost in South Africa 2021?

Take along your ID, current (expired / or expiring) passport and the fee (currently R400). Take cash as their cash points are often down. A duly completed passport application form (DHA-73). If you are under 18, parental consent is required for issuing of a passport.

How many passports can a US citizen have?

U.S. citizens are allowed to have more than one valid U.S. passport at the same time, according to the National Passport Information Center, which is a division of the U.S. State Department. But in most cases, you are only allowed to have two valid passports at a time, according to the NPIC.

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Which countries do not allow dual citizenship?

Countries that do not recognize dual citizenship are:

  • Andorra.
  • Azerbaijan.
  • Bahamas.
  • Bahrain.
  • Belarus.
  • Botswana.
  • Bhutan.
  • China.

Does the UK allow triple citizenship?

The United Kingdom allows triple citizenship (multiple citizenship). This means that when you become a British citizen, you don’t need to give up previous nationalities. Also, having other citizenships will not affect your application for British citizenship.

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