Retention letter of
South African Citizenship

A retention letter is required by law before obtaining citizenship in another country.

If you are planning on immigrating, it is important that you first apply for a retention of your South African citizenship before moving abroad.
If this is not done and you apply for a South African passport from abroad, you risk losing your legal status in your own country.

We complete the process within 4 to 12 weeks if there are no delays.

Please contact us for further information or clarification.