SOUTH AFRICA, NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA REGULATIONS FOR FAMILIES TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN:
Travellers will be asked to produce the required documentation at check-in for each flight.
Travelling with Children to Africa: Documents required for travelling through a port of entry of the republic of South Africa
Foreign visa exempt child accompanied by both parents
- valid passport
The following may be required when travelling with one parent:
- valid passport
- Reason for the absence of the other parent
- copy of a birth certificate/equivalent document
- parental consent letter
- copy of the passport / identity document of the absent parent
- contact details of the absent parent
where applicable –
- copy of a court order granting full parental responsibilities and rights or legal guardianship in respect of the child.
- copy of a death certificate of the deceased parent
Further documentation may be required. For full details please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.
Documents required for travelling through a port of entry of the Republic of Namibia
Minors younger than 18 years travelling to Namibia must have an unabridged birth certificate. In addition, when travelling:
a) with an adult who is not their biological parent: an affidavit from their parents giving consent for the minor to travel with the adult is required.
b) with an adult other than a parent/legal guardian: copies of their legal guardians’/parents’ passports or documents of identity are required. Contact details of the parents/legal guardians should also be provided.
c) with a parent: an affidavit from the other parent giving consent for the minor to travel is required. A death certificate should be provided if one parent is deceased.
d) unaccompanied: an affidavit from their parents/legal guardians consenting their travel, a letter containing the contact details and residential information of the person who will receive the minor passenger, a copy of the identity document, valid passport or permanent residence permit of the person who will receive the minor passenger, and the contact details of the minor’s parents/legal guardians are required.