South Africans may be stripped off their citizenship if they obtain another one

The South African court has ruled that SA citizens who obtain second citizenship (of another country) may be deprived of their SA citizenship. This can be avoided by applying for retention in advance.

We are currently updating all our South African clients, who are in the process of obtaining Bulgarian citizenship, about the latest court ruling. You can read more at

Bulgarian residence permit holder from South Africa will be not affected

The above ruling of the SA court has effect only to those who have obtained second citizenship (ie Bulgarian). Those with either long term or permanent residence status in Bulgaria are not affected.

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