TBCSA makes recommendations on child travel requirements

The TBCSA has made recommendation on the draft amendments to requirements for minors travelling to and from South Africa.

This comes after the Department of Home Affairs published draft amendments to the immigration regulations in September for comment.

The TBCSA said in a statement this week that it was concerned with the wording of the regulation, which states that parents “may be required” to present an unabridged birth certificate on arrival into South Africa. TBCSA’s main concern with the current wording is that it is vague, open to interpretation and leads to even more confusion on the ground.

“In the recommendations developed by the TBCSA and submitted to the Immigration Advisory Board (IAB), we are not asking government to scrap the UBC requirement. We have asked them to reword their regulations on the movement (travel) of minors under the age of 18 years,” said TBCSA CEO, Mmatšatši Ramawela.