South Africa documentation requirements for minors are to be dropped

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  • SimonS1

    Pleased to see the clown Gigaba has been forced by Ramaphosa to remove the ridiculous requirements he introduced in 2015.

    Finally, Gigabyte forced to overhaul SA’s silly child-visa rules

    Bad news is the continued attempts at biometrics which will presumably start slowing the immigration queues down again.


    Arriving CPT on Friday, it will be interesting to see if it is visibly different to the last time, unfortunately I arrive at 1055 which although it avoids the early morning rush, coincides with at least 3 other international widebody arrivals.


    Fantastic news. I had a client who was once denied boarding a few years ago due to affidavit being completed incorrectly. This resulted in passenger having to rebook to travel the next day at quite a high cost, as the airline weren’t willing to do anything to help. I’ll leave it up to yourselves to decide which airline possibly could have done such a thing…


    This really was a nonsense. Once an immigration person tried to deny my son entry as his Birth Certificate was issued more than 6 months from his date of arrival and was therefore invalid. I asked for a supervisor and all was then ok. CPT was much easier than JNB with them sometimes just asking if I had all the paperwork. when my eldest was 17 they stopped asking him for anything.

    The affidavits were a nightmare. In South Africa our lawyer did them for nothing bar a drink in the pub, in Switzerland we had to pay CHF75 each time and for each boy, and then one set for Mrs. LP and one for me and a different one if they were travelling alone. I then copied the wording, used an old rubber stamp and a signature and it was accepted every time by the airlines and SA immigration. Saved a small fortune. So if I could do that, how many others did it as well?

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