What is the refugee permit for South Africa
A foreign national may apply for permanent residence under the refugee permit in South Africa category if he or she has held refugee status for a continuous period of five years.
What you need to apply for a South African refugee permit
To enable us to apply for permanent residency on the basis of having held refugee status for a continuous period of 5 years, the following evidence needs to be provided:
Work references or certificates of service (covering at least the last five years)
Proof of five years’ continuous refugee status in the Republic
Original certification from the standing committee for refugee affairs that applicant will remain a refugee indefinitely
Original affidavit regarding aliases used for refugee status application by principle applicant or family members (if applicable).