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Child’s passport has maiden name [duplicate]

My child’s passport just arrived, but by parents details, it has my maiden name and not my married name. His unabridged birth certificate and my ID has my married name. Is this correct?
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Can I leave South Africa before 90 days and go back for another month?

I’ve seen a similar question was asked a few years ago but I’m reposting it in case something has changed. I’m planning to be in South Africa for 3 months (visa-free), go back to my home country (UK) ...
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UK visa - Past visa denial

I want to apply for a UK visa - Stage 2 of global talent fast route. However, in the part of the form where they ask to disclose past visa denials, I have a past denial from South Africa from a visa ...
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Travel ban to South Africa. What can I do?

I was born and raised in South Africa and have been declared undesirable for 5 years. I didn't realise I could be banned! I didn't have a clue. I showed them my birth certificate and was told it's not ...
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Can I go to Mauritius to get another 90 days in South Africa?

Any 2024 updates on whether you can you go to Mauritius for a few days and get another 90 days on re-entry to South Africa, given that Mauritius is a SADAC country?
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Passport preference for United Arab Emirates and South Africa; US or Schengen

We'll be travelling to both the UAE and South Africa shortly as dual citizens with both US and German citizens. A casual look seems to indicate that either passport will work. Question: Is one of ...
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South African born travelling to SA on NZ passport

I am travelling to South Africa for the first time since we emigrated to New Zealand in 1999. My understanding has always been that my SA citizenship was revoked when I became a NZ citizen. A new SA ...
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South Africa overstay ban expired - can I be confident I would be allowed back into the country?

At the end of May 2022, I received a one-year ban due to overstaying by one day. The document that was issued to me clearly states that the ban will be lifted on May 31st, 2023, and it includes an ...
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Do I need a visa to travel to South Africa with a UK refugee travel document?

Do I need a visa to travel to South Africa with a UK refugee travel document 1951 Convention travel document. What documents required and anyone know how to apply visa from the UK?
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First name misspelled on South Africa visa

My name was written as Adedejo instead of Adedeji on my South Africa visa. What do I do to fix this problem?
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Can a South African V-List ban be removed?

Was duped by a conman who presented himself as an Immigration Agent and assisted me on obtaining a Work Visa which I later found out that it was fake. I removed it from my passport but it left a ...
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Given travel ban in South Africa although I did not overstay

I traveled to SA in December 2018 and was given a 3 month visa stamp. I spent a few days in SA, and then I entered Mozambique through land border and stayed there for a few days, before heading back ...
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How safe is South Africa for white tourists in 2023?

For the sake of this question I need to distinguish between different skin colors. TL/DR: Together with my girlfriend, I am visiting South Africa in October 2023. We both are European citizens in our ...
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Australian re-entering South Africa on 90 day visa

The South African High Commission in Australia is unable to tell me the period required, after completing a 90-day visa in South Africa, before being able to re-enter South Africa on another 90-day ...
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Can I enter Schengen with EU ID + non-EU, visa-requiring passport?

While there are similar questions here and here, the examples of those questions have stronger passports (US & Japan) that either don't require visas or will get them easily/on arrival. I possess ...
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Yellow fever vaccination for Mauritius

TL:DR: Do I need a yellow fever vaccination if I enter Mauritius from South Africa? Long: I will travel to South Africa in October and afterwards, I will travel further to Mauritius. I know that I don'...
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IDP for South Africa & Mauritius

TL;DR: Which IDP version is needed in South Africa and Mauritius for an European? Long version: I live in Austria and today I went to the local authorities (ÖAMTC), which are allowed to give me an ...
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Visa applications requiring certified bank statements within a recent period

The question: Does anyone have experience with visa requirements around '3-month bank statement certified by bank'? And how to handle it? Our situation: My Filipino girlfriend and I (Denmark), have ...
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Kenyan visa requirements for entry to South Africa

Do Kenyans need a visa to travel to South Africa for 3 months as a visitor?
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Can I apply for an Italian seasonal work visa while in Italy?

I am a South African citizen; I am looking for a seasonal job in Italy. If I am on holiday in Italy and find a job while there, will I have to return to South Africa to apply for the worker's visa ...
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My passport does not have exit stamp from South Africa. Will there be any issues to getting a visa or any repercussions when entering country

My passport was not stamped by immigration when returning to India from South Africa. I'm aware that South Africa stamps passport when they exit the country. My passport was not stamped for reasons I'...
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Return by immigration officials

I was returned from entering SA by a immigration officer because I couldn’t show them funds in my account and my passport was stamped and (ADMISSION APPLIED FOR) was written in it. What does that mean?...
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Going to Namibia for 3 months after being in South Africa on a 90 day visa

I want to know if the neighbouring SA countries I.e Namibia treats the 90 day Visa waiver programme the same way South Africa treats it ? For example I have a U.S passport..I entered South Africa via ...
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Returning to South Africa after a visa overstay ban of 12 months has expired, will I be able to enter?

3 years ago, I overstayed my visitors visa by 10 days and got banned for 12 month and declared undesirable. It has been 2 years since the 12-month ban has expired/finished; will I be able to re-enter ...
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Need a transit visa travelling to South Africa via London [duplicate]

I have a NIE ID card from Spain where I live. Can I travel via London from Barcelona to South Africa without a transit visa?
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Why is Ryanair administering an Afrikaans test for South African passport holders?

I saw an AP wire today that said the following, even though Ryanair doesn't fly to South Africa. Budget airline Ryanair says it's forcing South African travelers to the U.K. to do a test in the ...
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Reapplying after South Africa visa refusal [closed]

Me & my family's visitor visa for South Africa was rejected with the reason "insufficient funds" in my account. We are Indian nationals, travelled numerous countries (over 25 in past 8 ...
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Advice about staying in South Africa [closed]

I am a UK Citizen with a South African partner and we have a house in Cape Town. I visit on a Tourist Visa as I have a business in London and children and need to return every three months to work and ...
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South Africa 90 day travel rules

Can you leave South Africa on day 85 of 90 days travel to Botswana or surrounding for a week and than return back to SA because that is where the flight is out of Johannesburg back to US?
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Can I transfer airside between two international tickets at LAX?

I am traveling from South Africa to Sydney. My first flight is from South Africa to Los Angeles via Dubai on Emirates. After nine hours I have a second separate ticket departing to Sydney, Australia ...
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Advice about about staying in South Africa

I have been in Cape Town on an extended visa for 14 months now (visa extensions were automatic due to the pandemic) the government's last extension expires on 31st March. Do I have the option to ...
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Can I transit in the US travelling from South Africa

I am a citizen of Haiti, currently working in South Africa. I have to travel to Port-au-Prince for family reason. Can I transit to the US? I have B1/B2 visa and will take a covid test prior departure.
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South African Home Affairs made a clerical error and V-listed me

I am a Zimbabwean citizen. I was denied boarding as I was getting on a plane to visit my family, and was told by airport staff that South African Immigration won't allow me to enter South Africa, that ...
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South African Refugee Travel Document [duplicate]

I am trying to apply for visa student for the US, but I will have the South African Refugee Travel Document instead of a regular passport. I am worried that they might not be able to issue a visa for ...
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As a South African passport holder, what is the minimum time to expiry required if I wish to fly into the country

In more detail: I live in the UK. I am a dual national (SA and UK) but according to SA law must enter and leave the country on my SA passport. Because of delays to renewing SA passports from the UK, I ...
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CBD Prescribed Cannabis Oil onboard a flight to United Kingdom

I will be flying from South Africa to the United Kingdom and was wondering if I will be allowed to take my prescribed CBD oil onboard the flight. Or will I have problems on arrival in London?
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Can I still get a South African passport if I haven't lived there since I was a child?

I want to check if I can get a passport for a country I have not lived in since I was two years old. For context, I had a South African passport, but have since naturalised and gained British ...
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Is the Buffalo River at King Williams Town navigable by boat?

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_River_(Eastern_Cape) the Buffalo River is the only navigable river in South Africa, and boating on the river is certainly possible at the port city ...
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Obtaining and holding 3 passports/citizenships [closed]

TLDR: Can my children have 3 citizenships/passports? Background In my mind I believe the idea of dual-citizenship, is an "agreement" between 2 countries, however this does not limit you from only ...
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DO Indian Passport Holders Require Transit Visa For Flying Through SOUTH AFRICA for Connecting flights by Emirates-Dubai-Mumbai

I am a Indian expatriate who lives and works in Angola.I will be flying South African Airways from Luanda -> Johannesburg -emirates > Dubai -> Mumbai. Do I require a South African transit visa while ...
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May a Namibian citizen in South Africa on a "Visitor Visa" cross the border into Namibia and return to South Africa the same day?

I am currently in South Africa with a visitors visa that was stamped at the border for the full 90 days. Due to some unfortunate travel circumstances I will need to drive to the Namibian border by ...
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Can I apply for a passport in the country I'm in so I can travel to my home country?

l am a Zimbabwean currently in South Africa. I lost my passport two years ago and l have tried to get a new one, but unfortunately I could not get one given the circumstances of the offices not having ...
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Extending South Africa 90 day visitors visa?

I'm a Canadian traveling to South Africa next year to join my partner (also Canadian), who will be studying for the year. I will be working remotely but without a work visa, so I'm planning on leaving ...
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Harbin, China in January, What clothing is needed?

My brother is going to be travelling to Harbin, China from South Africa in January. According to google the average temperature is -24 to -13 Celsius, What clothing will he need when he arrives there? ...
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Do transits count as days towards an overstay in South Africa?

My daughter flew into South Africa (SA) and then straight out to volunteer in Namibia. She then returned to SA for a volunteering stint in Cape Town. On leaving, she was challenged that she had ...
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Can a person who was declared Undesirable in South Africa Transit through South Africa going to another country? [duplicate]

I was declared Undesirable in South Africa in 2018 because i overstayed, I want to travel to Malawi but the flights are connecting in South Africa, will they allow me to transit through South Africa ...
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Do South Africans have to register expensive laptops and electronics when they leave the country?

In South Africa, there are a number of custom rules that I came across. Here is the source. 6 WHEN LEAVING THE COUNTRY ... b) Goods which will be brought back to the country with a ...
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Can I take new (still in their boxes) PC parts in my checked in luggage?

I am packing a motherboard, graphics card, RAM, power supply, chip, fans, SSD, and external hard drive which are ALL brand new still in their respective packages - packing them all inside my checked-...
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Traveling to USA using the South African refugee travel document

I would like to know, whoever has travelled to the USA using the South African travel document how did they do it? What is the process and how will I go about it ? Please respond . I am afraid of ...
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Travel in Africa from South to North [closed]

Is there a safe (as much as possible) route to travel in Africa, from South to North? Starting in South Africa, and going all the way up to Cairo, Egypt? Without taking flight, only public ...
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