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 South African travel requirements for minors travelling to and from South Africa

New requirements, introduced by the South African Department of Home Affairs from 1 June 2015, specify that all minors (children under 18 years) are required to produce, in addition to their passport, an Unabridged Birth Certificate which shows the details of both parents for all international travel to and from South Africa.

When only one parent is travelling, where parents are neither divorced nor is the travelling parent widowed, in addition to a Unabridged Birth Certificate a Parental Consent Affidavit with certified copies of the identity documents or passports of the parents or legal guardians must be provided, or a court order.

Travellers will be asked to produce the required documentation at check-in for each flight.
 

Important contact information:

  1. The South African Department of Home Affairs, 0800 60 11 90 (toll free from South Africa)
  2. Your local South African Embassy


Note:

SAA's role is to ensure the new Immigration Regulations are communicated and adhered to by its customers, however, SAA is in no way responsible for the Act and the new Immigration Regulations. SAA will ensure it communicates any new amendments to the regulations in a timely manner, however, SAA accepts no liability for any inaccuracies in the content.

 

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