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Children's Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005)


Regulations relating to Children's Courts and International Child Abduction, 2010

Chapter IV : International Child Abduction

32. Surrender of passport documents


Where a High Court grants an order restraining the removal of a child from the Court's jurisdiction and the child or potential abductor holds a South African passport, the Court may—

(a) order the surrender of any passport issued to, or which contains particulars of, that child; and
(b) notify the Department of Home Affairs in every case in which the surrender of a South African passport has been ordered, to prevent the re-issue of such a passport.