How To Check My South African Citizenship Status?

You can verify your South African citizenship through the Citizenship Determination process. The check is usually completed in 30-40 business days, but lengthy delays can be expected in the event where your documents have to be sent to the head offices of the South African Department of Home Affairs.

How can I check my citizenship?

  1. Find the Receipt Number for your U.S. citizenship application. (See “Receipt Numbers” below.)
  2. Visit the USCIS “Case Status Online” tracker.
  3. Enter your Receipt Number.
  4. Click “Check Status.”

How can I check my ID status online in South Africa?

Those who have access to the internet can visit the department’s website and click on Check your Status (at the top left corner of the Homepage) and Choose ID status verification (Alive/Deceased).

Does South African citizenship expire?

They automatically retain their South African citizenship for life unless, once they have reached the age of 18 years and they then wish to acquire a further foreign citizenship, they will then have to apply for prior permission to retain their South African citizenship.

How long does it take to get citizenship in SA?

Unless you are born in South Africa or have South African parents, you can apply for South African citizenship after holding a permanent residence permit for five years, by marrying a South African citizen or by being a minor with a permanent residence visa.

How do I obtain a copy of my citizenship?

To apply to replace your Naturalization Certificate or Certificate of Citizenship issued by USCIS or by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, file a Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization Citizenship Document. Filing instructions and forms are available on our Web site at

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How do I find my citizenship certificate number?

Stock Number or an Evidence Id Stock number – found on the top at the back of the citizenship certificate. On some older certificates it is located in the bottom left hand corner.

How do I check if my sa id is valid?

  1. Validity of ID number.
  2. Registered Names.
  3. Registered Surname.
  4. Gender (Male or Female)
  5. Age and date of birth.
  6. Citizenship (South African or Foreign)

How can I check if my ID is valid online?

  1. Visit the Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) website: (link is only available in the UAE).
  2. Enter your Application Number or Emirates ID number (don’t include the hyphen).
  3. A popup box will appear with the Application status.

How do I know if my national identity card is ready?

  1. Visit the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) official website by clicking here.
  2. When the NIMC Website opens, click the Proceed button.
  3. Now, fill in your First name, Last name, and your National Identification Number.
  4. Hit the ‘check now button’

Can you lose your South African citizenship?

Unless you have been granted retention of citizenship before acquiring citizenship of another country, you will lose your SA citizenship automatically. You may apply to have your South African citizenship reinstated if you are a former citizen by birth or descent and you have returned to South Africa permanently.

Can a South African citizen have dual citizenship?

Yes, it is possible for a South African Citizen to hold dual citizenship (be a citizen of more than one country). However, in order to make this possible a South African Citizen aged 18 years or older must apply to the Department of Home Affairs for the retention of their citizenship.

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Can your citizenship be taken away?

U.S. citizens (or nationals) can never be stripped of their U.S. citizenship (or nationality), with limited exceptions. Also, they can give citizenship up voluntarily.

What is the difference between citizenship and permanent residency?

Another one of the key differences between a citizen and a permanent resident is that permanent residents remain citizens of their home country. Although you are allowed to live in the U.S. indefinitely, you will also retain citizenship in your home country. This has its advantages and disadvantages.

What are the 4 types of citizenship?

  1. citizenship by birth;
  2. citizenship by registration; and.
  3. citizenship by naturalisation.

Is nationality and citizenship the same?

The word nationality refers to where you are born—a place of birth—whereas citizenship is granted by a government of a country when certain legal requirements are met. In many ways, citizenship can be seen as a political status because it indicates which country recognizes you as a citizen.

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