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Do You Need a Travel Consent Form or Letter?

You need a child travel consent form, also called a consent to travel, if:

  • Your children under the age of 18 are leaving the country with just one parent for any length of time
  • Your children under the age of 18 are leaving the country alone or with someone other than the custodial parents

You have probably heard people say they have never been asked to produce the Consent to Travel document. Please don’t let this tempt you to save the minimal cost of getting this document notarized. Border guards have every right to refuse to accept a child travel consent form that has not been notarized and your eagerly anticipated trip could end up delayed or even cancelled. Getting notarization only takes a few minutes and is well worth the trip to see us.

What to Provide if You Need a Child Travel Consent Form Drafted for You

  • Names and contact information of parents consenting to the trip
  • The names, birthdates and passport numbers of the children travelling
  • The city and country the children will be visiting
  • The reason for the trip
  • Departure and return dates
  • Name and contact information of the parent or other adult(s) going on trip with children, as well as their relationship to the children

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