WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SCRA WITHDRAWS YOUR REFUGEE STATUS?
At Mnguni Attorneys Inc, we are fully aware that the refugee standing committee for refugee affairs may at times withdraw your refugee status. By doing so, requiring that you return your country of origin.
This action can be greatly devastating as it usually happens when the applicant has been in the Country for a lengthy amount of time. Therefore, we have devised a system, through tactical litigation to allow you to dispute the decision by SCRA and have your status returned to you and receive certification for of your status.
WHAT IS ‘REFUGEE STATUS’?
‘Refugee status’ means that a person is protected by the South African government and cannot be required to return to their country of origin until such time as it is deemed to be safe to go back. ‘Refugee status’ is designed to assist people who have fled to South Africa from their home country in fear of persecution. If you get ‘refugee status’ you can access most of the same rights as South African citizens subject to a few exceptions.
CERTIFICATION OF REFUGEE STATUS, HOW DOES IT WORK?
To be eligible for certification, the applicant must:
- Have 5 years full continuous residence in the Republic of South Africa as a refugee.
- Must write an application explaining the reasons for applying for the certification.
The written application will be send to the Standing committee for refugee affairs to be certified of for a determination to be made whether the Applicant will remain a refugee forever.
If the Application if successful, the applicant will then be issued with a “certification” which will allow the applicant to approach Home Affairs to apply for a Permanent residence Permit.
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