SA Mi­nor Trav­eller Re­quire­ments Re­main

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Par­ents trav­el­ling with chil­dren to and from South Africa will con­tinue to re­quire unabridged birth cer­tifi­cates, de­spite re­cent me­dia re­ports claim­ing the con­trary. Flight Cen­tre Travel Group has re­ceived con­fir­ma­tion from South Africa's Depart­ment of Home Af­fairs that fam­i­lies trav­el­ling still re­quire “full birth cer­tifi­cates”, de­spite a re­cent an­nounce­ment that the depart­ment's mod­erni­sa­tion drive would elim­i­nate that re­quire­ment. The depart­ment an­nounced that it would roll out ‘child pass­ports', in­clud­ing the names of par­ents, in De­cem­ber 2016. Fol­low­ing me­dia re­ports, Home Af­fairs spokesper­son David Hla­bane has con­firmed that the dates for these to be rolled out are still to be an­nounced. “Our ad­vice to par­ents trav­el­ling is that they should con­tinue to do so with their unabridged birth cer­tifi­cates,” says FCTG Mid­dle East and Africa MD, An­drew Stark.

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