Good news for those wanting to visit South Africa with minors
Cape Town – The Departments of Home Affairs and Tourism have finally announced that the controversial visa laws – which required all minors travelling to or going out of SA to have an unabridged birth certificates – will be replaced in favour of an updated passport for minors with printed details of both parents – to come into effect over 3 to 12 months time.
The Department of Home Affairs said going forward, South Africans applying for new passports for minors will receive a document detailing both parents particulars, and that this would be the accepted travel document instead of the unabridged birth certificate. The process however, still needs to be rolled out.
What will change over the next 3 to 12 months is the need to travel with the birth certificate document, since the new updated version of the passport will become the recognized travel document.