Section 26 of the Act – Direct Residence
Section 27 – Residence on other grounds
3. Section 26(c) and (d) of the Act – Child of a South African Permanent Resident or Citizen
In many cases the PR has only been obtained by one of the parents and the children are still without PR status.
This category will allow those children of holders of PR or citizens to apply for their own PR with the support of a full birth certificate showing the line of kinship as biological children. Step-children are no longer permitted to apply as a child under this PR category but adopted children will be able to apply.