Acts Online
GT Shield

Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No. 13 of 2002)

Permanent Residence

25. Permanent residence


(1) The holder of a permanent residence permit has all the rights, privileges, duties and obligations of a citizen, save for those rights, privileges, duties and obligations which a law or the Constitution explicitly ascribes to citizenship.


(2) Subject to this Act, upon application, one of the permanent residence permits set out in sections 26 and 27 may be issued to a foreigner.


(3) A permanent residence permit shall be issued on terms and conditions that the holder is not a prohibited or an undesirable person, and subject to section 28 .


(4) For good cause, as prescribed, the Department may attach reasonable individual terms and conditions to a permanent residence permit.