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ADVISORY: NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN TRAVELLING THROUGH SOUTH AFRICAN PORTS OF ENTRY - EFFECTIVE 1 JUNE 2015
 
The new document requirements when travelling with a minor will come into effect from 01 June 2015.

Minors whose first travel date into or from South Africa was before 01 June 2015 should not be required to produce the required documents when the return leg of the journey into or from South Africa takes place after 01 June 2015.

The “first travel” is the date on which a traveller presents himself or herself at a Port of Entry of South Africa for a journey which will be completed when the traveller returns to or departs from South Africa.

Where a child applied for a visa inside South Africa or at a South African embassy abroad it shall be standard practice for all supporting documents to be submitted prior to the visa being issued.

South African requirements for minors traveling internationally

Parental Consent Affidavit
 
URGENT NOTICES
  • REPATRIATION DEPOSITS LODGED AT SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY COPENHAGEN

    In terms of the new Immigration Regulation under the Immigration Amendment Act, 2011, the Department of Home Affairs no longer requires repatriation deposits to be lodged as a term of condition for issuing temporary residence visas.

    In this regard the Director General of Home Affairs has invited all applicants who have, prior to the coming into operation of the Immigration Amendment Act, 2011 on 26 May 2014, lodged a repatriation deposit as a guarantee of the return to his/her country to approach before or on 28 February 2015 any South African Mission in his/her country of origin for a refund of the deposit.

    The following documentation must be submitted:
    a) Duly completed form (see form on attachment)
    b) Original passport (for verification purposes)
    c) Original receipt of the deposit
    d) Proof of banking details

    FAILURE TO CLAIM A REFUND BY 28 FEBRUARY 2015 WILL RESULT IN THE DEPOSIT FORFEITED TO THE STATE AS UNCLAIMED.

    Any person who is in the Republic may approach the nearest Department of Home Affairs in this regard.

 
 
VISA AND PERMIT APPLICATIONS
Please take note that in terms of Immigration Regulation 9(2) of 2014 any applicant applying for any visa (permit) must submit his or her application in person at any foreign mission of the Republic where the applicant is ordinarily resident or holds citizenship or to the Mission to which the country is accredited to.

As from 01 July 2014 all applications for visas and permits must be submitted in person by the applicant during business hours Monday – Friday 09:00 – 12:00. Take note that no applications via post, courier service or a third person will be accepted anymore.
 
TEMPORARY PASSPORTS
TO ALL SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONALS
Please take note that as of the 1 September 2014 the Department of Home Affairs will no longer issue Temporary Passports. The Department noted that South Africans travelling abroad as well as to neighbouring states are refused entry when travelling on Temporary Passports.

This has resulted in accusations and claims against the Department in cases where citizens are refused entry into a particular country despite being in possession of a Temporary Passport.

In this regard, only an Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC) will be issued to an applicant under circumstances of emergency travel purposes such as when a passport that is lost while abroad; and travelling to countries that accept ETCs for purposes of assisting family members in distress or if a family member is deceased.
 
Consular
The Consular Section of the South African Embassy in Copenhagen renders Immigration services to citizens and residents of Denmark, and Lithuania. Civic services are also rendered to South African citizens in these regions.

For more information click on the following:
 
Visas
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VISA REQUIREMENT FOR DANISH PASSPORT NATIONALS
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VISITOR’S VISA AND INFORMATION
FILM INDUSTRY
TRANSIT VISA
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