South Africa (ZA)
– Minors younger than 18 years, travelling to/from South Africa:
a. with 1 parent, must hold: – a valid passport; copy of a birth certificate/equivalent document; a parental consent letter from the absent parent or legal guardian containing a copy of his/her passport or identity document and his/her contact details; OR – a letter of special circumstances; OR – a court order granting full parental responsibilities and rights or full legal guardianship to the present parent. – In case the other parent is deceased, a death certificate.
b. with an adult other than a parent, must hold: – a valid passport; copy of a birth certificate/equivalent document; a parental consent letter(s), copies of identification documents of parents/legal guardians, contact details of parents/legal guardians; AND – contact details of the person in whose care the minor will be; where applicable copy of a death certificate/adoption order/court order granting full or legal guardianship.
c. when travelling as a primary or secondary school tour with a teacher or a trainer must hold a letter of consent from the school principal, confirming that consent letters from all parents are held by the school, together with an ID/passport copy of the accompanying teacher or trainer.
d. unaccompanied, must hold: – a copy of his /her birth certificate; a parental consent letter containing a copy of his/her/their passport/s or identity document/s and his/her/their contact details (or consent from one parent together with a court order granting full parental responsibilities and rights or legal guardianship or death certificate or adoption order); AND – a letter from the person receiving the minor in South Africa, containing address and contact details; copy of identification documents of the person receiving the minor, including visa/residence permit (if required). WARNING: All documents must be in English. The parental consent letter must be issued within 6 months prior to the date of travel.
– This does not apply to South African minors travelling to South Africa.
– This does not apply to holders of a valid visa.
– This does not apply to holders of a temporary residence permit issued by South Africa.
– This does not apply to minors in transit in South Africa.