A record number of South Africans have applied for a second passport – here’s where they’re going

Published: 5/Mar/2019
Source: BusinessTech (South Africa)

There has been a large increase in South Africans applying for a secondary passport.

Speaking to BusinessTech, residence and citizenship planning firm, Henley & Partners, said that it had seen a 125% increase in the number of enquiries received in the second half of 2018 compared to the same period last year.

This was underpinned by a record number of enquiries received in October 2018 – equating to a 364% increase in growth year-on-year.

“South African high net worth (HNW) clients who seek our professional services are not always looking to relocate, but rather invest in a Plan B for future proofing,” Henley & Partners said.


Other interesting statistics include:

  • 85% of the applicants were male;
  • 45% of the applicants were self-employed, 45% were employed, and 10% were non-economically active;
  • 20% of these South Africans were aged between 25-44, while 70% were aged between 45-64.
  • Gauteng had the most applicants (38%), closely followed by the Western Cape (37%), and KZN (10%).
  • Just 45% of these applicants were white South Africans.

Read original: https://businesstech.co.za/news/lifestyle/303546/a-record-number-of-south-africans-have-applied-for-a-second-passport-heres-where-theyre-going/

Themes: Double Nationalité
Regions: Afrique du Sud
Year: 2019