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.
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