Travel requirements for minors travelling to and from South Africa: Update

Travel requirements for minors travelling to and from South Africa: Update

2 April 2019: The Department of Home Affairs has issued its latest amendment on the requirements for travelling with children through South African ports of entry.

The requirements for children travelling to or from the Republic of South Africa are aimed at giving effect to the Children’s Act, 2005.

1. APPLICATION OF THE REQUIREMENTS
1.1. The documents listed under paragraph 2 must on request be produced at a port of entry by South African children entering and leaving the Republic, as well as by unaccompanied minors, regardless of their nationalities.
1.2. Foreign children who are visa exempt and not accompanied by both parents are strongly advised to carry these documents since they may be requested to produce them. Should the documents not be available on request, they would be granted a 24-hour period to obtain them………..

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