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Why am I only being granted six-month permits to stay in South Africa and why am I not being granted citizenship?
It's complicated, but there are things you could try
I live in South Africa illegally but I have a five-year-old child that is a South African citizen. What can I do to secure my status?
You should qualify for a spousal visa, but you will probably need legal help
Can I get papers to remain in South Africa if my child is a citizen?
No, but you can apply for two kinds of visa
My fiancé and I have been waiting for four months to get his visiting visa approved by the High Commission in Nigeria. What can we do?
South Africa's High Commission in Nigeria is over-burdened. You many have to engage the services of a lawyer.
Can I be refused a spousal visa to South Africa because I am HIV-positive?
No, you should not be refused a visa because of your HIV-positive.
What citizenship is a child born in South Africa to one or two foreign parents entitled to?
If one of the parents is South African, the girls are automatically South African citizens.
I have been the victim of abuse and had to run away, which meant I couldn't renew my asylum. Can I still renew it?
The Refugees Act says that if you have “just cause” for not renewing your permit in time, you may not pay a fine or be imprisoned.
I'm an asylum seeker married to a South African. Can I apply for a spousal visa?
Yes, you can apply for a spousal visa.
I have been served with papers banning me from the country. I have 30 days to respond. Where do I submit an appeal?
The answers to your questions are far from clear and we recommend contacting an organisation like Lawyers for Human Rights
My refugee documents have expired and I've been given 14 days to leave the country. What can I do?
Here's where you can go for legal advice