30 May 2014
Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba has announced
several amendments to the Immigration Regulations of 2014 which came into
effect of the 26th of May.
Under the new regulations the word visa replaces the
word permit expect for the permanent residence permit.
Minister Gigaba said from now on every child must
possess his or her own passport.
“We have an obligation to ensure that every child who
travels in and out of our country can be identified and that child’s parents
can also be identified we need to be strict to protect our children
We have an obligation to ensure that we contributing
in the global campaign against the abuse of children through smuggling
trafficking and pornography. Every child travelling in and out of South Africa
must be in position of their own passport.”
Minister Gigaba said the amendment of the Immigration
Regulations of 2014 states that no business visa may be issued or renewed to a
foreigner, who intends to establish or invest in a business that is listed as
undesirable business undertaking.
Minister Gigaba said we need to continue ensuring the
effective and efficient management of migration in the interest of the security
of the country.
“Part of modernizing Home Affairs and strengthening
its security elements is to ensure that we are able to have clarity who is
coming in our country, what are their details, what are their biometric details
so that we can provide our country with security and provide our visitors with
security whilst they are travelling into our country and whilst they are also
in South Africa.” Gigaba added.
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