Renunciation of South African citizenship
The Citizenship legislation, effected on 6 October 1995 (Act 88 of 1995) provides for South African citizens to apply to voluntarily renounce their South African Citizenship. To be eligible applicants must have already obtained the citizenship of another country because with effect of the renunciation, the person cannot become a stateless person.
South African citizens who have voluntarily obtained the citizenship of another country after their eighteenth (18th) birthday, without applying and receiving permission to retain their South African citizenship prior to when they obtained their other citizenship, have automatically lost their South African Citizenship from the date they obtained the citizenship of the other country. Such persons consequently need not apply for renunciation. They may apply for a confirmation of their South African status (loss of citizenship will be recorded in South Africa). Forms and requirements are on the webpage www.sahc.org.au/citizenship/Determination_Confirmation_Status.
Processing time is approximately 6 to 12 months.
Requirements for your application
South African High Commission
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