03 June 2015
The Western Cape Department of
Economic Opportunities has confirmed that the Red Tape Reduction Unit has
managed to save a tour group from India trip to the province.
This as the group of
international tourists from India
was denied a visa because one of the children travelling with the group did not
have an unabridged birth certificate.
The new visa regulations came
into effect on the 1st of June and require that children travelling
in and out of the country have an unabridged birth certificate in their
Bronwynne Jooste said Minister Winde received a concern from a tour operator in
India, that one of the children travelling in the tour group’s visa has not
Jooste said our Red Tape
Reduction Unit attended to it immediately, we assisted the tour operator and we
were happy to receive word today that the tour group will be travelling to the Western Cape.
Jooste added that Minister
Winde believes that this just underscores the importance that all the
departments of Home Affairs official need to understand the new legislation
thoroughly, so that we do not add further burden to potential visitors to our
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