South African Citizenship By Birth
Citizenship by naturalisation, loss of citizenship, citizenship resumption, and expert professional advice.
- Any person who is born in or outside of South Africa and one of his or her parents at the time of his or her birth was a South African citizen shall be a South African citizen by birth.
- Any person born in South Africa who does not have the citizenship of another country or has no right to such citizenship and whose birth is registered in South Africa shall be a South African citizen.
- Any person born in South Africa of parents who are permanent residents qualifies to be a South African citizen if he or she has lived in South Africa from the date of his or her birth to majority age and whose birth is registered in South Africa.