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Important law changes for travelling with children in South Africa

Important law changes for travelling with children in South Africa

Just recently the DHA has released a statement according to the requirements of travelling with children which gives us a flicker of hope that the government backs away from the very strict Immigration Law they implemented a year ago.

Firstly parental travellers from visa exempt countries, like the UK, USA or Germany, do not need a birth certificate additional to the passport anymore. However, the parent should take a consent from the other parent in case of travelling with the child alone.

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This loosening of those restrictions does not apply to travellers from visa restricted countries, like India, Russia or China, as the Cabinet opines that providing a birth certificate is international standard.

The requirements for unaccompanied minors will remain the same and there will still be needed a copy of the identity document or valid passport and visa or permanent residence permit of the person who is to receive the minor. Continue reading

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Top 5 of our most important Immigration News recently

1.) Update on the 2014 Immigration regulations

Much reporting and debate has taken place since the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) introduced the new immigration regulations on 26 May 2014.

Furthermore the approach seems to be that implementation of this new law starts with the promulgation by the President. Preparation of services, training of staff, etc. is to follow. Basically we got a brand new car delivered, only that the wheels and the seats are still missing – and of course the steering wheel! Continue reading

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