Thursday, 19 July 2018 12:59

Check that child’s passport, please

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The South African government has announced that it has started to change the passport system to include the names of both parents when it issues a passport for a child.

The Department of Home Affairs has said that foreign passport holders, whose countries have a similar system where both parents’ names are included in a child’s passport, will not have to carry an unabridged birth certificate when entering South Africa.

No other plans were announced to ease the unabridged birth certificate regulation, which often results in traumatic scenes at airports when airlines have to deny boarding to a child.

Source: TU

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