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    Thumbs up Unabridged birth certificates to be printed in passports

    According to this article, Home Affairs is moving to a paperless system.

    For new child passport applications, the unabridged birth certificate will be printed in the back of the child's passport and will not be issued as a separate document anymore.

    http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/3..._article_share
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    Default Re: Unabridged birth certificates to be printed in passports

    I see this thread had a few views, but more people seem online this morning so just bumping it anyway as I think it is quite useful info for anybody travelling cross borders with children.
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    Time to apply for new passports for my kids... Having to carry the birth certs is a pain in the ***
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    Default Re: Unabridged birth certificates to be printed in passports

    I like this...

    Yet to travel internationally with the two little ones but taking the birth certificates with on local flights was just a huge pain. I do not have a problem carrying identification but those little A5'ish papers do not travel well and not the easiest to look after. Passport made to travel and will handle all the 'handling' a l whole lot better
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    True, I am very happy about this as my son is going on a school rugby tour to England next year. One less thing for him to lose.

    Will apply early next year for him to get his visa in the new passport which will be his last child passport.
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    I renewed my 2 litlle ones' Passports last week, and no UBC's stamped anywhere.

    When is this going to happen?? Would be nice, not having to carry all those papers.

    Still a PITA though - we're going fishing on Katse this weekend, only me and the boys, so Mariza needs to do an Affidavit that I'm allowed to take Sev (14) across the border, blah blah blah.

    But yes, I guess if this prevents only ONE child being smuggled its 100% with me.
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    Petri, the article seem to say that it will start happening from 13 July as part of updates to offices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lekhubu943 View Post
    Petri, the article seem to say that it will start happening from 13 July as part of updates to offices.
    I've also missed it by a few weeks, would have been nice.

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    I would be interested to know if anyone has obtained one of these passports with an UBC?

    I applied for two new passports for my children last week, but the officials couldn't give me a straight answer whether or not a UBC will be printed in the passport.

    Got a bit of a "Ja, Nee, Maybe, Ek weet nie" answer.

    Seems like it hasn't really launched yet?
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    Default Re: Unabridged birth certificates to be printed in passports

    At least this will be a step in the right direction if it is implemented

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    What worked well for us was to staple the UBC in my sons passport, next to his details in the back.

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    Default Re: Unabridged birth certificates to be printed in passports

    My son's UBC is still MIA almost 2 years after I applied, so he's effectively a prisoner in SA. Hopefully getting the passport with integrated UBC will be easier

    Can anyone confirm if it's live yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hagu13 View Post
    My son's UBC is still MIA almost 2 years after I applied, so he's effectively a prisoner in SA. Hopefully getting the passport with integrated UBC will be easier

    Can anyone confirm if it's live yet?
    I'll let you know.

    I applied for my kids last week. Will probably have them in a week or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HannesS View Post
    What worked well for us was to staple the UBC in my sons passport, next to his details in the back.
    Good idea.

    Just a question, there is no age limit as to when the certificate was issued that applies?

    In other words if the certificate was issued 5 years ago, it still remains valid for purposes of crossing the border?

    I'll have to follow this example if the UBC's aren't printed in the new passports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kab123 View Post

    In other words if the certificate was issued 5 years ago, it still remains valid for purposes of crossing the border?
    Yes, it remains valid. My son's was issued at birth, he is now 15 and the UBC is still valid.
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    Default Re: Unabridged birth certificates to be printed in passports

    Did mine for my kids via Centurion home affairs Standard Bank.

    Can confirm UBC are printed in the passports

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    Good stuff, thanks for the confirmation Kab. This is good news
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    Default Re: Unabridged birth certificates to be printed in passports

    Quote Originally Posted by Hagu13 View Post
    My son's UBC is still MIA almost 2 years after I applied, so he's effectively a prisoner in SA. Hopefully getting the passport with integrated UBC will be easier

    Can anyone confirm if it's live yet?
    You are perfectly entitled to lodge a complaint with the Public Protector. Just ensure you can provide evidence of the steps you have followed - mind you after two years just the proof of application should suffice.

    It might take a clue of months, but they do get round to it.

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