Friday, August 21st, 2015
Effective October 1st, 2014, South Africa will enforce new regulations for adults traveling with minors.
Parents traveling with accompanying children will be required to carry the childrens’ certified or
unabridged birth certificate. If children are travelling with a guardian, this adult must also carry affidavits
from both parents giving permission for the children to travel. They will also need copies of the passports
of the parents, as well as the contact details of the parents.
Children traveling with only one parent, in addition to the birth certificate, must produce one of the
following: (1) an affidavit from the other parent granting permission for the child to leave the country; (2) a
court order granting full parental responsibilities and rights or legal guardianship; (3) if applicable, the
death certificate of the other parent registered on the birth certificate.