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Unabridged Birth Certificates – Get them before you book your flights

All minor children under the age of 18 years travelling with family members or anyone other than the child’s parents require a Parental Consent Affidavit before they can enter or leave a South African port of entry/exit.

Prospective travelers based in South Africa can apply for the required Unabridged Birth Certificates for their minor children at Home Affairs themselves, a process which typically takes around 12 weeks or more or they can avoid the queuing and the frustration and contact Q-pro who can expedite the process, typically tracking applications and obtaining the unabridged birth certificates within 7-14 working days.

Persons travelling with minor children are required to present additional documentation at immigration upon entering or leaving a South African port:

International travelers can approach the South African Embassy in their country of residence in order to obtain a commission the oath stamp required in the Affidavit or they can contact Q-pro which will assist prospective travelers obtain the required documentation timeously. The affidavit may not be older than 4 months when first presented and will remain valid for the entire duration of the traveler’s stay.


Note that we do not advise travellers to book their flights before they have the required documentation in hand. Although clients using our Unabridged Birth Certificate sourcing service typically wait 7-14 days for the document, delivery times from the Department of Home Affairs may vary due to your personal situation. We therefore will not be held liable for any costs incurred due to late delivery beyond our control.

Beat the queues, fill out the form below and a friendly Q-Pro consultant will contact you to finalise the details.