Civic Services:
Births, Marriages and Deaths

 

Identity Documents and Identification

  • Identification Act, 1997 (Act No 68 of 1997);
  • Regulations made in terms of the Identification Act, 1997; and
  • Alteration of Sex Description and Sex Status Act, 2003 (Act No 49 of 2003)

 

Citizenship

 

Travel Documents and Passports

  • South African Passports and Travel Documents Act, 1994 (Act No 4 of 1994); and
  • Regulations made in terms of the South African Passports and Travel Documents Act, 1994

 

Immigration:

  • Refugees Act, 1998 (Act No 130 of 1998);
  • Regulations made under the Refugees Act,1998;
  • Criminal Procedures Act, 1977 (Act No 51 of1977);
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights as adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 15 December 1948;
  • The basic agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and United Nations High Commissioners for Refugees (UNHCR), 6 September 1993;
  • The 1991 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees;
  • The 1967 Protocol on Specific Aspects of Refugees Protection;
  • The Organisation for African Unity Convention Governing Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, 1996; and
  • The UNHCR Handbook on criteria and procedures for the determination of Refugee Status, 1997.

 

Other Mandates:

 

Policies and Regulations