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Home affairs clarifies new travel regulations for children

Children who applied for unabridged birth certificates before June 1 would still be allowed to travel if they didn’t receive their documents in time, Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni told MPs on Tuesday morning.

17 Things you need to know about travelling with minors in SA

The notorious changes to the visa regulations for people travelling with under 18-year-olds is creeping closer, and whether travellers would like to hear it or not, these provisions have to be made if you’re planning on travelling legally with your children.

South Africa: DA to Approach Tourism Complaints Officer On Visa Regulations

James Vos: I will today submit an official complaint to the Tourism Complaints Officer, Mirriam Setwaba, to investigate and address the Department of Home Affairs’ draconian visa regulations which are set to come into force on 1 June 2015.

This is in response to the Parliamentary briefing this week by the Dept. of Home Affairs. View the briefing’s minutes:

Dept. denies ignoring tourism industry on new visa rules

The Home Affairs Department has strongly denied claims from the tourism industry that it’s been ignored during the implementation of new visa regulations and travel rules.

Unabridged birth certificate: Local travel industry ‘expecting chaos’

The Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA), along with its industry counterparts at the Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) and Board of Airline Representatives South Africa (BARSA), have voiced their concerns about the negative impact the new visa rules will have on the industry as a whole.