Monday, August 22, 2011

Consent letter format for minor children to travel | Travel tips for child in US

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Format of consent letter:

CONSENT FOR MINOR CHILDREN TO TRAVEL



Date:_____________________
I (we):______________________________________________________________
authorize my/our minor child(ren):___________________________________________
to travel to:_________________________________ on:_________________________
aboard Airline/Flight Number:________________________________________
and/resort :_____________________________________________ with:
____________________________________________________________. Their expected

date of return is _______________________.

In addition, I (we) authorize:______________________________________ to consent

to any necessary routine or emergency medical treatment during the aforementioned trip.


Signed:_________________________________ (Parent)

Signed:_________________________________ (Parent)

Address:________________________________________

_______________________________________________

Telephone:______________________________________


Sworn to and signed before me, a Notary Public,

this _______ day of _______________, 20____



________________________________________

Notary Public Signature and Seal



Why this letter is required?

For single (divorced, widowed, or simply married, but solo) parents, grandparents, or family friends taking children on a vacation, there is an often overlooked planning step that can end a vacation before it begins the permission letter.


Airlines and immigration agents can deny minor children initial boarding or entry to foreign countries without proper proof of identification and citizenship and a permission letter from absent or non-custodial parents.

Proof of identification and citizenship is simple to obtain­ a passport. The permission letter is a bit more vexing since most people aren't aware of the necessity to have it, let alone what it should include

If you neglect to obtain this Airlines/ Immigration authority maynot allow you to board the flight. This letter not needed if both parents are travelling with the child . Only if either mother or father travelling with the child this consent letter is needed.