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ADVISORY: NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN TRAVELLING THROUGH SOUTH AFRICAN PORTS OF ENTRY - EFFECTIVE 1 JUNE 2015

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When a PCA is signed only the person(s) granting permission for travel will appear in front of the Commissioner. The child and travelling parent does not need to appear. Please note that a PCA must be completed in respect of each child travelling.

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Who must appear in front of the Commissioner

Documents required by the Mission

Mother travels alone with the child(ren)

Father must appear in front  of the Commission and sign the PCA

P         Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBC) or Equivalent Document of child travelling

P         ID (South Africans)  or Passport of both parents

P         Where the mother has sole a custody Court Order / Taiwanese household registration certificate that states that the mother exercises sole rights over the child

P         If the father is deceased a Death Certificate must be produced.

 

Father  travels alone with the child(ren)

Mother must appear in front of the Commission and sign the PCA

P         Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBC) or Equivalent Document of child travelling

P         ID (South Africans)  or Passport of both parents

P         Where the father  has sole custody a Court Order / Taiwanese household registration certificate that states that the father exercises sole rights over the child

P         If the father is deceased a Death Certificate must be produced.

 

A third party travels with the child(ren)

Both mother and father must appear in front of the Commissioner

P         Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBC) or Equivalent Document of child travelling

P         ID (South Africans)  or Passport of both parents

P         ID (South Africans)  or Passport of the person receiving the child on arrival

 

A minor travels unaccompanied

Both mother and father must appear in front of the Commissioner

P         Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBC) or Equivalent Document of child travelling

P         ID (South Africans)  or Passport parent(s)

P         ID (South Africans)  or Passport of the person receiving the child on arrival

 

Where the child travels with one of legal guardians

The legal guardian granting permission must appear in front of the commissioner

P         Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBC) or Equivalent Document of child travelling

P         ID (South Africans)  or Passport of Guardian(s)

P         legal guardians appointment letter or court order

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