Consular Services

New rules for travelling with children


    Travelling with Children
    New rules will apply from 1 October 2014. Parents travelling with children (under 18yrs) into or out of South Africa (through all borders and gates) will be asked to show the child’s unabridged (full) birth certificate with an apostille stamp. 
    Where only one parent is accompanying, parental or legal consent for the child to travel (eg an affidavit from the other parent, a court order or – if applicable – a death certificate). these documents also need to be signed by apostille or notarised. 
    There are more requirements for children travelling unaccompanied or with adults who are not their parents: Birth Certificate with apostille, Affidavit from the parents which must be notarised with apostille, copy of the parents passports and contact information of the parents.
    You should travel with these documents in order to get in and out of South Africa.
    Should you need a birth certificate stamp with apostille you can order it from the Israeli Consulate in Pretoria. You will need to fill in the birth certificate form in English. To add a photo of your child in the Israeli passport and pay R110. After completing the request it will take 8 weeks to produce(we cannot shorten the procedure)
    Please send completed forms and proof of payment or for more info please email:
    Please take note of these new policies, and plan your applications accordingly.
    Thank you.​