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In order to ensure safer travel for minors travelling to and from South Africa, the South African Government deemed it necessary to institute the following the regulation.

The new regulation regarding minors travelling to and from the RSA will be effective from 1 June 2015.

This regulation indicates that parents travelling with their children/child need to produce a full birth certificate attesting parenthood.  A letter of permission/affidavit (dichiarazione giurata) should be produced if the child is travelling alone or with one parent only. 

Children travelling on their own, in addition to the letter of authorization from the parents, need to travel with the letter from the host in the Republic.  This letter should contain the residential address and contact details in the Republic where the child will be residing, a copy of the identity document or valid passport and visa or permanent residence permit of the person who is to receive the child in the Republic.  The letter or affidavit from the parent/s should also contain his/her/their contact details.

Please keep in mind that the affidavit may not be older than 3 (three) months, dating from the date of travel. 

The affidavit needs to be drawn up beforehand to give consent to travel with the child and may be signed by the non-travelling parent at this Consulate free of charge. Parents also need to bring along the unabridged birth certificates of the minors, proving parenthood and passport/ID of all persons involved.

The unabridged birth certificate or “Certificato di nascita Integrale” may obtained from the Municipality.  To avoid translation a multilanguage birth certificate may also be requested at the Municipality.
Below please find sample documents for your perusal.
For any further information please contact:

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