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I was born in South Africa and travelled and lived to/in Cape Town, Durban and other places - I still have many friends that live and work in Cape town and Johannesburg and lead normal lives. My answer is lengthy, but really very shortened. Over the years you will gain a sense of necessity for safety where ever you live in South Africa, not just Cape Town, ...


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I lived in Cape Town for 6 month where I stayed in Observatory, an area where many students live and where crime is said to be rather bad for Cape Town standards. Nevertheless, I never felt unsafe at home, even at night and I was never robbed even though I experienced "proactive begging" where people came to my house which I shared with others, asking for ...


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The third link provided by StrongBad is not directly relevant here. That page does not explain the criteria that determine whether a child is a UK citizen at birth. Rather, it explains how a child who is not a UK citizen at birth can register for citizenship at a later date. Here's the short version: if you have lived in the UK for five years, your child ...


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Below are examples of what can be accepted as a proof of residence: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. telephone, gas, electric) (Please note that a mobile phone bill will not be accepted as a valid Proof of Residence). Recent Bank Statement, Recent Mortgage Statement, Signed Lease Agreement still within term Bank, Investment Letter, Rental checks, Credit card, Pay ...


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You children will automatically be citizens of Poland: A minor acquires Polish citizenship by birth if at least one of his/her parents is a Polish citizen; he/she was born in the territory of the Republic of Poland, and his/her parents are unknown, hold no citizenship or their citizenship is undefined. Your children will need to apply to ...


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As a South African, all you need to enter South Africa is a South African passport (a South African ID book may even be enough). Your boyfriend, however, naturally needs a visa (in fact, a temporary residence permit). There are multiple types of temporary residence permit, which can be seen at http://www.southafrica-newyork.net/homeaffairs/trp.htm. Most ...


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There is no limit, unless the countries you have a citizenship in limit them. Britain for example doesn't care whether you have a citizenship in an other country or not (since the British Nationality Act of 1948). However South Africa does not allow multiple citizenships, unless you ask them for permission before getting a new citizenship from them. I don't ...


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Seems I'm able to answer my own question here! I'll outline the steps in this process so that hopefully anyone else undertaking it will be less confused. 1) Make sure you have all documents pertaining to your overstay (passport(s), DHA-46 Form 19, prior attempts to appeal, etc.) NOTE: In addition to including documents from step 1 on your application, you'...


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As SztupY mentioned, you need to request permission retain your South African citizenship on gaining any other citizenship. If you are not granted such permission, you will lose South African citizenship. I am a little worried you may have lost your South African citizenship on gaining Polish citizenship. Requesting Retention If you are in the UK / London,...


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hope this isn't too late. Will post for future reference. Cape Town and even South Africa isn't as bad as some people imagine it to be. Just don't be foolish! Leave your romanticised ideas about Africa and the natives at home!! Stay away from townships and other dodgy areas. Be sensible, don't drive dangerous routes alone or at night. Don't leave house ...


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Would help us answer your question if you wrote about which type of visa you are considering? Nonetheless, the process is quite simple and easy to follow using skillselect and immiAccount. Better do it yourself and save on the exorbitant fees these lawyers/ agents charge. In either case, the time required to get the visa depends on the visa type that you ...


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You don’t need your parents’ documents, just a certified copy of your birth certificate http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/civic-services/identity-documents


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You will be eligible for a special category visa upon arrival in Australia using your NZ passport. The only aggravating factors for that could be a criminal conviction. The fact that you have resided in South Africa won't have an effect on that.


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A question very similar to yours on Expats' sister site, Travel Stack Exchange, has a response that addresses most, if not all, of your concerns, particularly as you are considering marriage, emigration and, perhaps, citizenship. With the permission of the author, @GayotFow discusses enty into South Africa when you have a felony on your record: For ...


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I found Cape Town -- the city proper -- to be not safe at all at night. I stayed a few nights in town and got harassed on every block whenever I made the mistake of trying to walk back to my hotel after nightfall. Note that I'm a 6' white dude, but was walking alone. Note also that this was five years ago; don't know if things have changed. Staying even ...


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According to Wikipedia, there shouldn't be a problem with Poland, however they would need a special permission to maintain their South African citizenship while holding another. In any case you would most probably still need to register your children at the respective embassy.


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