JOHANNESBURG - Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says more essential services will be offered by Home Affairs under lockdown Level 3.
The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security cluster briefed the media on security-related matters on Thursday.
Mapisa-Nqakula said the services offered by the Home Affairs Department will include birth registration, re-issue of birth certificates, late registration of birth (by appointment), marriage services, death certificates, temporary IDs and the collection of IDs applied for prior to the lockdown.
Passport services will be available only to persons who are engaged in the delivery of essential goods and medicines across South African borders.
The minister further stated that any undocumented or illegal migrant detained will be subject to deportation.
“No visa or permitting functions will be opened to the public in South Africa and admissions abroad during level three,” Mapisa-Nqakula said.
“Asylum and refugee services will remain closed, all asylum seekers' permits lawfully issued which have expired are, or are to expire during the period of the national state of disaster are deemed to have been extended up to and including 31 July 2020.”
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