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I am strugging to get the parental consent attested by SAPS as there is no original copy. Where can I get the parental consent form attested by SAPS as VFS won't accept the visa application without it.

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I am strugging to get the parental consent attested by SAPS as there is no original copy. Where can I get the parental consent form attested by SAPS as VFS won't accept the visa application without it.
What is a parental consent? Don't you just put up an affidavit and get SAPS to act as commissioner of oaths, or any commissioner of oaths fro that matter?

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Parental consent is the form where both parents details are there aong with authorisation for their child to travel with either parent (Mother/Father).
DHA has a specific format of parental consent but SAPS refused to attest saying they have no control to attest such document and VFS refused to accept the visa application without it.
Do you suggest that I must write an affidavit with both parent signature on it ?

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Parental consent is the form where both parents details are there aong with authorisation for their child to travel with either parent (Mother/Father).
DHA has a specific format of parental consent but SAPS refused to attest saying they have no control to attest such document and VFS refused to accept the visa application without it.
Do you suggest that I must write an affidavit with both parent signature on it ?
I always just type it as an affidavit and take it to the SAPS and they just sign as commissioner of oaths. Both for study visa applications and travel.

If you need both signatures, you'll need to be both in persons as you need to sign in the presence of commissioner of oaths. Not sure if it's enforced but legally you should sign it in the presence of commissioner of oaths.

I didn't even know DHA has a specific form. hahaha

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Thanks for your advise around afidavit. I thin that should be workaround.
However, VFS has asked for both the parent to be signed. The problem is my wife and kids are in different country and I am here in SA. So, it's not possible for both the parent to sign together.
Just don't know how to handle this.

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Thanks for your advise around afidavit. I thin that should be workaround.
However, VFS has asked for both the parent to be signed. The problem is my wife and kids are in different country and I am here in SA. So, it's not possible for both the parent to sign together.
Just don't know how to handle this.
I'm a little lost now. What application are lodging if the kid is not with you? Don't you need to take the kid with you when you submit their application?

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It's for the relative visa.
Kids and my wife are in India. They are lodging their application for south africa.
As kids are minor, er law their application also need to include Parental consent signed by both parents and duly attested by SAPS.

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It's for the relative visa.
Kids and my wife are in India. They are lodging their application for south africa.
As kids are minor, er law their application also need to include Parental consent signed by both parents and duly attested by SAPS.
Okey makes sense. And here is how we did it with my kid applying for study visa back home.
1. I write my own affidavit, sign it off and forward it back home.
2. Wife write her own and sign it off.
3. Include both affidavits during the application.
4. Problem solved.

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Thanks, Makes sense! Probably will do the same if I don't win here.

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Thanks, Makes sense! Probably will do the same if I don't win here.
Good luck. I do believe you don't necessarily need to sign 1 document together. Consent from both parents should be all that matter.

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