Introduction of New Child Passport Delayed
June 2017- Following the announcement of a new children's passport by the Department of Home Affairs in December 2016, the passport was projected for a trial rollout on 1 February 2017.
The process has not been finalised, but plans are in place for the passport to be available within 3 to 12 months.
According to the Department of Home Affairs media liaison, Thabo Mokgola, the internal processes relating to child passports has not yet been finalised, and that the requirement for unabridged birth certificates still stands.
The proposed children's passport, which will be issued to children fifteen years old or younger, will include full details of both parents and would replace the need for carrying an unabridged birth certificate.
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