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South Africa Department of Home Affairs

The South African Department of Home Affairs offers a multitude of services to the citizens of South Africa, as well as foreign nationals who wish to visit or stay within the country.

These services include:

  • Maintenance of the National Population Register (the Civil Registry), including the recording of births, marriages/civil partnerships and deaths.
  • Issuing identity documents and passports.
  • Issuing visas for visitors to South Africa.
  • Managing immigration to South Africa and naturalization of permanent immigrants.
  • Handling refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa.
  • Controlling ports of entry at land borders, seaports and airports.


Visit www.home-affairs.gov.za