New regulations for minors travelling across SA's borders, to become effective on 1 June 2015, are cause for major concern for many single parents looking to travel with their children.
The new SA immigration requirement states that minors should travel with an unabridged birth certificate, which names the child’s mother and father – or the equivalent thereof from their country of origin.
The new regulation is to be put in place as a means to curb child trafficking across SA's borders.
Traveller24 reported in February this year that the department of home affairs says South Africa’s immigration regulations now also require unabridged birth certificates or a country’s equivalent thereof for travelling minors, to be in English. This was an additional alteration added to the new regulations.
In an attempt to make the new requirements easy to understand, home affairs has issued an official brochure to prospective travellers.
The document, as it appears on the SA Home Affairs website, can be seen below: