Travelling with Kids - SA Travel Requirements
South African child travel requirements - Deadline extended to 1 June 2015. Travelling with kids? Be aware that children under the age of18 travelling in and out of South Africa will be required to carry an unabridged birth certificate as well as a valid passport under new regulations aimed at improving the safety of children.
The new regulations stipulate that for all children travelling, a valid travel document (passport) and a full birth certificate must be carried and produced on request. The birth certificate must identify the parents of the child. If an original cannot be produced, a certified copy can be provided, but the certification must be less than three months old. If the birth certificate is not in one of the 11 official languages of South Africa, which includes English, travellers will need to provide an English translation from an accredited translator. Read more