To apply for South African citizenship, you must send an application to the Department of Home Affairs. The process of applying for citizenship can be complicated, so it’s best to work with an immigration lawyer to make sure that all the necessary paperwork is sent in the right way.
To apply for citizenship, you will need to provide the following documents:
- A completed application form (Form BI-947).
- A valid passport.
- Two passport-size photographs.
- Proof of residence in South Africa for at least five years.
- A police clearance certificate from all countries where you have lived for more than 12 months in the past 10 years.
- A medical certificate.
- A yellow fever vaccination certificate (if applicable).
- Payment of the required application fee.
Besides these documents, you may also need to show proof of employment, proof of financial means, or proof of family ties in South Africa.
It’s important to know that applying for citizenship can take a few months, and the Department of Home Affairs will make the final decision on your application.