What is the White Paper on International Migration?
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- Our general stance on the White Paper
- Changes towards migrants from Africa
- Permanent residency and citizenship
- The South African asylum system
- Funding the Asylum Processing Centres
- Changes to refugee status and permanent residency
- Other provisions of the White Paper
- Children and the White Paper
Changes to refugee status and permanent residency
Those with refugee status will no longer be able to access permanent residency, but they might be able to access the long-term residency visa. As abovementioned, those refugees applying to permanent residency are subject to a thorough process.
We are of the belief that, for those refugees who can never return home, permanent residency is an appropriate durable solution.