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Affidavit document for sole parent traveling to SA with child

Jun 26th, 2016, 08:53 PM
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Affidavit document for sole parent traveling to SA with child

Traveling form Canada to SA:

Someone (a travel agent I believe) replied to a post of mine about travel documents needed for my 15 year old as I am the sole parent-my husband is deceased. She said If traveling with children under 18, I must bring their Unabridged Birth Certificates (aka Original Birth Certificates) in addition to their passports. I am dong this. She also said If traveling with children under 18 and only one parent/guardian is traveling, then the non-traveling parent/guardian must fill out an affidavit giving permission to the traveling parent.

She sent the links below for further info and details regarding these requirements as well as the affidavit template:

http://www.dha.gov.za/files/Brochure...ionleaflet.pdf
http://www.dha.gov.za/files/Parental...tAffidavit.pdf

My question is this: Do I for sure need the Consent Affidavit?? I am bring the death certificate and I don't really understand the affidavit - and don't know what the 'official stamp' is?

Can someone clarify please. Many thanks.
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Jun 27th, 2016, 06:34 AM
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Hi jdurham!

I believe it was me who advised you of this.

Please bring all the documentation as requested even if something seems repetitive or unnecessary. So I would bring the Original Birth Certificate, Death Certificate and the affidavit for Single Parent Traveling. The 'official stamp' is Notary Stamp. You can have a Notary sign and stamp that all docs are true and legal.

Hope this helps.

Dianne
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Jun 27th, 2016, 07:28 PM
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Thank Diane...Is a Notary something I pay for from a lawyer?
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Jun 28th, 2016, 09:56 AM
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In my experience (in the US), if you have a lawyer the office will likely provide the service free. Or your bank or any business that requires someone in the office be a notary to conduct business, such as a title company. If you've done business with them it may be free or fee waived, if not, a small fee.
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Jun 29th, 2016, 05:51 AM
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Hi there again!

Yes, lawyer offices, your local bank are good suggestions. You can also check with your local town or city hall who typically have notary services. If you are a member of AAA, they might offer the service as well.

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Dianne
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