Mass confusion over SA UBCs continues

The Department of Home Affairs appears to have dropped some of the requirements for children travelling to and from South Africa, according to the immigration regulations that came into effect today. However, comments made by the department contradict information released in the latest Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Addressing a briefing on Friday, May 29, director general, Mkuseli Apleni, said unabridged birth certificates would not be required “where both parents are travelling with valid passports and visas”, explaining that these additional documents would have been provided when applications were made for passports and visas. To see the full speech, click here.

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