Travelling to South Africa with children under 18? New rules apply

By Admin | 3 June 2015

You must now be able to produce the child’s full unabridged birth certificate. There are additional requirements if the child is travelling with only one parent, with neither biological parent, or unaccompanied.

The South African Department of Home Affairs have confirmed that no supporting documents will be required by people in direct transit through a South African International Airport. Check with your airline to see whether you need to go through immigration on arrival in South Africa, collect luggage and check in again. If you do go through immigration you’ll need to provide the correct documentation.

See this statement by the South African Department of Home Affairs and this leaflet produced by the South African Department of Home Affairs for more information. You can also visit this website or contact the South African High Commission if you have any specific questions about your trip.

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