Immigration Directive No 22 of 2019

FOREIGN CHILDREN FROM VISA EXEMPT COUNTRIES ENTERING OR DEPARTING THE REPUBLIC

I, Dr PA Motsoaledi, MP, Minister of Home Affairs has, with the powers bestowed upon me in terms of section 31(2)(c) of the Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No 13 of 2002), decided to grant a waiver to foreign children from visa exempt countries entering or departing the Republic from complying with the provisions of regulation 6(12B)(c)of the Immigration Regulations, 2014 whilst the Department is in the process of finalising the amendments to the Immigration Regulations in this regard.

This means that foreign visa exempt children are no longer required to present a birth certificate, parental consent letter or other supporting documentation such as a death certificate or court order when travelling with one parent/legal guardian or someone other than a parent/legal guardian.

This waiver is granted on condition that all other requirements for entry and departure from the Republic shall be complied with.

This Immigration Directive must be brought to the attention of all relevant officials. This Immigration Directive is confidential and for internal use only.

Dr PA MOTSOALEDI, MP
MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS
DATE: 8/11/2019

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