Home Affairs gets tough on late birth registrations

Published: 13/Oct/2015
Source: News24

The Department of Home Affairs wants to make late birth registrations more difficult so that it can weed out chancers, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Fatima Chohan said on Tuesday.

Speaking during the home affairs briefing in Parliament, she said: “We are going to make screening more difficult because most [of those] who are taking up late registrations are failed asylum seekers who have not left the country. Then [they] try their luck for South African citizenship through late registration of birth applications.”

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Themes: Identity Documents, Birth Registration
Regions: Southern Africa, South Africa
Year: 2015