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South African Citizenship Act, 1995 (Act No. 88 of 1995)

Chapter 6 : Miscellaneous Provisions in respect of Citizenship

19. Amendment of certificates of citizenship


(1) Whenever the Minister is satisfied that any error has occurred in any certificate issued under this Act or any prior law, or any change has occurred in respect of the particulars recorded therein, he or she may rectify the error or alter the particulars by amending the certificate.


(2) Any certificate amended in pursuance of the provisions of subsection (1) shall, as from the date of the amendment thereof, have effect as so amended.


(3) The Minister may call upon any person to produce to him or her any certificate which requires to be amended in terms of subsection (1), and any person who refuses or fails on demand so to produce such a certificate which he or she has in his or her possession, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years.