SOUTH AFRICA: New children travel requirements

SOUTH AFRICA:

New children travel requirements

For the safety of children, the South African government has implemented regulations in June 2015 which need to be adhered to when crossing its borders.  Enjoy a hassle free journey to and from South Africa when travelling with children under the age of 18.  Be prepared and have the necessary documents available when travelling to ensure you and your family enjoy a most pleasant travel experience.

Family Travel

Please find below layman’s terms for people travelling with children to and from South Africa / required documents:

Children travelling with both parents:

1) Every child under the age of 18 must have a birth certificate available.
2) The birth certificate must have the names of both parents on it (unabridged birth certificate).
3) A valid passport for each child is required.

Children travelling with one parent:

1) Every child under the age of 18 must have a birth certificate available.
2) The birth certificate must have the names of both parents on it (unabridged birth certificate).
3) A valid passport for each child is required.

Additional documentation:

1) Letter from the parent who is not travelling / accompanying the kids needs to be completed giving authorization: Parental Consent Affidavit.
2) Copy of passport from the parent who is not travelling.

family-plane

For all of the above, either the original documents must be presented at the airports (airline check in / home affairs ) or a certified copy thereof with a stamp from a government office (police station or similar).  The purpose is to certify that the spouse knows and authorizes travel with the children.  For a summary of the children travel regulations, please follow this link: Summary Immigration Minors.

family-safari

 

Should you have queries in regards to these travel requirements or should we be able to assist with your family holiday to South Africa, contact us! 

It would be our pleasure to assist you with specials and packages at discounted rates.

South African Tourism Company

Tel:    +27 (0)21 794 9050

Mobile: +27 (0)827 823 142

Fax:    +27 (0)21 794 9995

Email:   res@south-african-hotels.com

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