Here is the full list of the services available at Home Affairs under the Level 4 Lockdown in South Africa
Home Secretary Aaron Motsoaledi has detailed what services will be available in the Home Affairs Offices during the customized level 4 lockdown.
In a government gazette published on Wednesday (June 30), Motsoaledi said this will include:
- Birth registration;
- Reissue of birth and marriage certificates;
- Post-birth registration only for learners on an appointment basis
- Death register;
- Requests for temporary identity certificates;
- Collection of identity cards or documents;
- Celebration and registration of marriages;
- Application for and collection of passports for authorized travelers (proof required);
- Application for travel documents for authorized travelers (proof of obligation);
- Applications for retention and revocation of citizenship;
- Processing of unabridged birth certificate applications for initial ID or document applications;
- All back office change and document management services;
- All operational back office services;
- Visa services within the meaning of the Immigration Act;
- Online renewal of refugee status and asylum seekers / visas.
Motsoaledi has extended the validity of legally issued visas that have expired during the blocking period.
The new expiration date for short-term visas, such as tourist visas, is now September 30, 2021.
Longer-term temporary visas, which were issued for three months to three years and expired during the lockdown, have also been extended to September 30, 2021, the minister said.
“This means that visas or permits from holders who have not left South Africa since the announcement of the national state of disaster in March 2020 and who entered between December 2019 and March 14, 2021 with a valid visitor visa, until the end of September 2021,” said Home Office this week.
“Holders of such visas are allowed to stay in the country under the terms of their visa until their current extension expires. Anyone who would like to be returned to their home country within this period can leave the country without being declared an undesirable person. “
The ministry said that the extension does not apply to people who will be on or after April 15.
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