New visa amendments to ease travel arrangements for foreign nationals with kids

The Department of Home Affairs has announced amendments to the visa regulations during a briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday.

Minister Malusi Gigaba says South Africa is negotiating visa waivers with several countries, including those in the Middle East and South America.

Speaking to Xolani Gwala, Acting Director General at Dept of Home Affairs Thulani Mavuso explained the new amendments.

We are going to ease the travel arrangements for foreign nationals travelling with children.

Thulani Mavuso, Acting Director General at Dept of Home Affairs

We are going to issue by the end of October what we call an international travel advisory. It will detail what documents foreign nationals must carry when they travel with children to South Africa.

Thulani Mavuso, Acting Director General at Dept of Home Affairs

Mavuso says that foreign nationals that are inbound in South Africa don't have to carry the unabridged birth certificate.

The parent details will appear in the child's passport. We have done those modifications to the system.

Thulani Mavuso, Acting Director General at Dept of Home Affairs

Listen to which exceptions will be given to those travelling with children...


This article first appeared on 702 : New visa amendments to ease travel arrangements for foreign nationals with kids


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