Home Affairs is taking its good time to implement the recent Constitutional Court judgment, in terms of which persons holding asylum seeker permits, awaiting outcomes on their appeals to rejected applications for refugee status, or who are recognized refugees, may apply for any category of permanent residence from within the country if they meet the criteria, as well as for temporary residence visa if they first obtain a so-called waiver.

Thus far, applications of this kind have not been accepted by the responsible VFS centres, and applicants are advised that instructions from Home Affairs are being awaited.

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