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Old Jan 22nd 2019, 4:48 am
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Hi all,

I have a friend in NZ who needs some advise please.

He got his NZ citizenship & passport last year but didn't request to keep his SA citizenship.
I'm sure this means that he automatically loses his SA citizenship, but does he still need to apply to official renounce it?
Or can permission to maintain SA citizenship be applied for retrospectively?

He has to travel to SA in September and we know that you can't enter SA on a foreign passport if you still have citizenship and/or passport?

Any help would be great.
Cheers,
Nick
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Old Jan 22nd 2019, 8:06 am
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depends on how many Citizenships SA allows
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Old Jan 22nd 2019, 8:09 am
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https://www.sahc.org.au/citizenship/...itizenship.htm

according to this if they had not applied for permission to gain another Citizenship they automatically lose SA on, looks a bit of a minefield
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Old Jan 22nd 2019, 8:25 am
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South Africa does not allow dual citizenship without requested permission. This is not a formality.

I think you need to call the embassy and ask? Or contact a lawyer in South Africa.
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He would lost it automatically when he become a NZ citizen. Your friend can ask to have it reinstated if he intends to permanently reside in SA.
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