South Africa: Information of whether an East Indian woman would be denied the right to sponsor her Pakistani husband
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 May 1992|
|Citation / Document Symbol||ZAF10795|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, South Africa: Information of whether an East Indian woman would be denied the right to sponsor her Pakistani husband, 1 May 1992, ZAF10795, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac5fc.html [accessed 21 May 2013]|
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The information contained in this response was provided by the Vice-Consul for Migration in the General Consulate of South Africa in New York, during a telephone interview with the IRBDC (6 May 1992). The Vice-Consul emphasized that South Africa does not discriminate against people on the basis of race.
If an East Indian woman was a national of South Africa, she would have the right to sponsor her Pakistani husband provided that her husband had an offer of employment in South Africa or that the East Indian woman had sufficient means to sponsor him as her dependant until such a time as the husband would be financially secure. The Vice-Consul clarified, however, that each case is considered on its own merit and added that South Africa takes into consideration the importance of family reunification.
General Consulate of South Africa, New York. 6 May 1992. Telephone Interview with Vice-Consul for Migration.