Unabridged birth certificates still required

The Home Affairs Department says they haven't yet implemented changes discussed last month.

Home Affairs Director General holds up a sample of an SA unabridged birth certificate. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Home Affairs Department says people planning to visit South Africa with their children will still need to carry their unabridged birth certificates.

Last month, Cabinet said an inter-ministerial committee had decided to change part of new immigration regulations that required the documents.

Ministers have also decided to allow people in certain countries to apply for visas by post.

But Home Affairs Director General Mkuseli Apleni says they haven't yet implemented those changes.

"The law still remains. People are coming to South Africa every day and they are still bringing their unabridged birth certificates. That will only change once a certain system has been implemented."

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