New South African Permanent Residency Process
Yes as you can see from the picture we have a new process in place for Permanent Residency Holders.
What's the change?
Those who hold permanent residency already will be aware that when it was issued you received a “stamp' in your passport, known as an endorsement. This will no longer be the case and no endorsement will be issued from now on.
What will be given instead of the endorsement?
You will get nothing else instead, but will now only receive your permanent residency certificate.
What do I need to aware of?
When you now travel outside of South Africa you will need to take with you your permanent residency certificate.
What if I currently have an endorsement (stamp) in my passport?
This change has been brought about, as you can see from the picture, with no notice and further no explanation. Therefore to give you a 100% correct answer is not possible.
There are however only 2 scenarios:
1. They do not let you back into South Africa without it
2. They do let you in.
Prudence dictates that with this lack of information you should take it with you.
What else can I do other than carry the certificate?
If you have your South African ID book you can use this, if not we strongly suggest you apply for one. Carrying a certificate is a little impractical in terms of its robustness and the consequences of losing it not good – you will need to reapply for it and who knows who long this may take.
Can Intergate Immigration help with ID book applications?
Sorry no. All ID book applications must be made in person.
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