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KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND PORTS OF ENTRY DAILY OPERATION SCHEDULE

 

BORDER

OPENING HOURS

CLOSING HOURS

 

 

 

NGWENYA

 

0700 Hours

 

12 midnight

 

 

MATSAMO

 

0700 Hours

 

2000 Hours

 

 

BULEMBU

 

0800 Hours

 

1600 Hours

 

 

LUNDZI

 

0800 Hours

 

1600 Hours

 

 

 

MANZINI REGION

 

 

 

 

SICUNUSA

 

0800 Hours

 

1800 Hours

 

 

SANDLANE

 

0800 Hours

 

1800 Hours

 

 

MATSAPHA

 

0700 Hours

 

1900 Hours

 

 

 

 

LUBOMBO REGION

 

 

 

 

MANANGA

 

0700 Hours

 

1800 Hours

 

 

MHLUMENI

 

24 Hour Service

 

 

 

 

LOMAHASHA

 

0700 Hours

 

2000 Hours

 

 

 

HMK 111 INTERNATIONAL AIROPORT

 

 

Not yet operational

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHISELWENI REGION

 

 

 

 

MAHAMBA

 

 

0700 Hours

 

2200 Hours

 

LAVUMISA

 

 

0700 Hours

 

2200 Hours

 

 

NTSALITJE

 

 

0800 Hours

 

1800 Hours

 

GEGE

 

0800 Hours

 

1600 Hours


The Ministry of Home Affairs Refugee Section in executing its mandate of guaranteeing the protection and assistance of asylum seekers and refugees, acting together with its partner United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and it’s a implementing partner CaritasSwazilandensures the provision of the following:

Legal Protection

The refugee section carries out individual refugee registration to enhance their legal protection.

Education

Refugee children are assisted to enroll with local schools as a means of promoting local integration . Refugee parents are encouraged to contribute meaningfully towards the education of their children with UNHCR providing funding to assist with the remainer of the fees.

Health

The on-site clinic at Malindza Refugee Reception Centre is a primary health care facility attending to the health needs of refugees and the local community .Illnesses requiring secondary health care facilities (e.g.GoodShepherdHospital) which is 22 kilometres from the centre.

Counseling

The staff at the Refugee Section (both Headquaters and Malindza) offer counseling services to the refugees in need, given the inherent traumatic effect of refugee flight and also provide psychological support.

Shelter

New arrivals are accommodated atMalindzaReceptionCenterwhere they are provided with household items which include blankets etc.

Food Assistance

New arrivals receive food prepared in the center’s communal kitchen .Beneficiaries include asylum seekers and those with special needs such as sick elderly , physically and mentally challenged and other vunerable groups which include children who are below 18 years of age.

Income generating opportunities

Swaziland provides a perfect environment for refugees to realize their potential and utilize their skills and talents.Many refugees are gainfully employed in Swaziland as doctors , teachers and engineers to mention a few. Malindza based refugees take advantage of the Vast tract of arable land and irrigation water to produce a variety of crops for both subsistence and semi-commercial purposes.

Skills training

The government ofSwazilandtogether with the UNHCR and it’s partners encourage and provide financial assistance to refugees to acquire skills through vocational training so as to empower them to enter the open market.


Border Control

 Border Control

NAME OF BORDER           OPENING HRS                      CLOSING HRS

Ngwenya/Oshoek                     0700hrs                                    12 midnight

Lavumisa/ Golela                      0700hrs                                    2200hrs

Mahamba                                 0700hrs                                    2200hrs

Mhlumeni/Goba                                                24 hours

Lomahasha/Namachaa               0700hrs                                   2000hrs

Matsamo/Jeppes Reef              0700hrs                                    2000hrs

Mananga                                  0700hrs                                    1800hrs

Sicunusa/Mahlalini                    0700hrs                                    18000hrs

Nsalitshe                                  0800hrs                                    1800hrs

Gege/Bothashoop                     0800hrs                                    1600hrs

Bulembu/ Josefdal                     0800hrs                                    1600hrs

Lundzi/Waverley                       0800hrs                                    1600hrs

Mpaka Railway                                                24 hours

Sandlane                                  0800hrs                                    1800hours

Matsapha Airport                     0700hrs                                    20130hours


 

Composition of the Citizenship Board

 

Established by Section 13 of the Citizenship act with functions of :

-         Granting, , refusing or revoking citizenship by Registration;

-         Investigating and where appropriate revoking the citizenship under section 9 of Citizenship Act;

-         Advising Minister on any other aspects relating to citizenship

-         Advise the Citizenship Board Secretariat to invite any person to attend and participate in the deliberations of a board meeting

Secretariat

Provides the office of the Chief Immigration Officer with services relating to planning, programming, and advising the general public on the operations of the Citizenship office and Board . This division is directly under the Chief Immigration Officer division.

 

 Functions of the Citizenship Secretariat

  1. Receive all the application filed for citizenship;

  2. Cause the publication of matters which amongst them include acknowledgement receipts, letters , certificates as required by law;

  3. Receive processing and other administrative fees receipts in connection with the application;

  4. Records the proceeding of the Citizenship applications;

  5. Keep and maintain all the books necessary for the recording of such papers and documents;

  6. Communicate to the applicants matters relating to their application; and,

  7. Perform such other function as may be required by the Citizenship Board

 

 

 CLASSES OF CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION

 

 C1- APPLICANTS ABOVE 21 YEARS

Requirements

-         Application form

-         Finger Prints ( from nearest police station)

-         Covering letter

-         Residence Permit/ Khonta letter from chief/ Birth certifuicate ( certified)

-         Two passport sized photos

-         E500 pre application fee paid at revenue office in the Ministry of Home Affairs

-         Non –Swazi Pin

 

CLASS C2- WOMEN MARRIED TO A SWAZI CITIZEN BY BIRTH

Requirements

-         Application form

-         Finger prints

-         Covering letter from husband

-         Husband birth or citizenship certificate ( certified copy)

-         Marriage Certificate

-         Two passport sized photos

-         Amount E100 for pre application

-         Both pins ( husband and wife)

 

 

             

 

 

 

CLASS C-3- APLLICANT BELOW 21 YEARS

-         Application form

-         Birth Certificate

-         Parents Citizenship status

-         Two passport sized photos

-         Pre- Application fee E500

-         Non- Swazi Pin

 

 

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