In a notice issued by the Department of Home Affairs on their website, if you applied for a Permanent Residence Permit before 02 June 2014; you have between 15 May 2017 and 31 July 2017 to re-submit the application – please share this information.
Here is the notice as per the department’s website:
The Department of Home Affairs received permanent residence applications prior to 02 June 2014 utilising the Track and Trace system . The Department has noted that it does not have 4616 applications on hand as per Track and Trace system.
In this regard, Mr Mkuseli Apleni, the Director-General of the Department of Home Affairs, under the powers vested in him under Sections 26 and 27 of the Immigration Act, 2002 (Act no. 13 of 2002) as amended, hereby gives notice that persons whose particulars appear in a list published in the National Government Gazette No 40691 on 17 March 2017 from page 35 to 95 at www.pgwonline.co.za who applied for permanent residence prior to 02 June 2014, at their earliest convenience and without delay, re-submit their permanent residence applications electronically through the Department of Home Affairs Contact Centre (HACC). The persons whose particulars appear on the published list will be afforded a period of two (2) months from the date of publication of the notice to re-submit the applications at no further cost. The Department of Home Affairs will not accept any applications submitted after the stipulated period.
Only applications that appears in the attached list may be re-submitted by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bi-947 application form can be downloaded here <<< and must be completed and sent via email only!
View the general guidelines and requirements for specific categories in terms of Sections 26 and 27 of the Immigration Act here <<<
All applicants who are eighteen (18) years of age and older must also submit a South African Police Clearance Certificate not older than six (6) months or approach the Afiswitch office to submit an application for a South African Police Clearance Certificate. Afiswitch can be contacted on 012 679 2900 or visit www.afiswitch.com for more information.
Failure to re-submit your permanent residence application will render the application closed.
For your ease of reference you may check the progress of your application by calling the HACC on 0800601190.
The Department of Home Affairs endeavors to adjudicate and finalise all received permanent residence applications by the end of December 2017.