The new immigration regulations concerning travelling with children in and out of South Africa has been a hotly contested topic and the regular changes in regulations have left many travellers frustrated and confused. Since its introduction back in 2015 the unabridged birth certificate has been a grey area for travellers in and out of South Africa.
In a turn of events and a bid to improve visitor rates to South Africa, Home Affairs and the tourism departments are working together to relax visa regulations. Minister Derek Hanekom and Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced that they are setting up a dedicated team of officials to fast-track progress in easing visa requirements in South African for visitors.
Part of these relaxed rules has allowed us at Le Roux Attorneys the ability to handle Unabridged Birth Certificates applications on behalf of clients. Should you want to fast track your application speaking to a trusted and reliable immigration lawyer is definitely your best bet.
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We are looking at what it is we can do without compromising country security interests and without failing in our responsibility to combat human trafficking and child trafficking in particular.
— Derek Hanekom, Minister of Tourism
What is an Unabridged Birth Certificate?
An unabridged birth certificate contains the identity document number, first name and surname, date of birth, place of birth, and country of birth of not only the minor to which it belongs but for both parents or legal guardians as well. If the original unabridged birth certificate is not written in English, then a sworn English translation performed by an accredited authority in the minor’s country of origin is to be provided.
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Travelling with a minor
If you want to know more about travelling with a minor to South Arica check out our previous post – Travelling to and from South Africa with a Minor Child
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We are able to help you with all Visa Applications in South Africa. We also feature a Free Online Assessment to help you determine your current status and which steps to take next. Contact Le Roux Attorneys today to assist you in applying for your unabridged birth certificate.
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