Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No. 13 of 2002)
Duties and Obligations
|(1)||When so requested by an immigration officer or a police officer any person shall identify himself or herself as a citizen, permanent resident or foreigner , and if on reasonable grounds such immigration officer or police officer is not satisfied that such person is entitled to be in the Republic, such person may be interviewed by an immigration officer or a police officer about his or her identity or status, and such immigration officer or police officer may take such person into custody without a warrant, and shall take reasonable steps, as may be prescribed, to assist the person in verifying his or her identity or status, and thereafter, if necessary detain him or her in terms of section 34.|
|(2)||Any person who assists a person contemplated in subsection (1) to evade the processes contemplated in that subsection, or interferes with such processes, shall be guilty of an offence.|
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