If you are a single parent, grandparent, relative or family friend taking a minor on vacation, you'll need the child's birth certificate or valid passport and a letter of consent stating the details of your travel. For a hassle-free trip, there are online resources providing standard consent forms and instructions for crafting a simple letter-style consent document. If you are divorced or a widow -- especially if the last names of you and the child are different -- it is wise to carry a copy of the divorce decree or certificate of death.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Child's birth certificate or passport
- Notarised consent form
Obtain the child's birth certificate or valid passport. Fill out a consent form or similar letter-style document for travelling with a minor. Include as many details about the trip as possible, and mention any of the child's medical allergies or conditions.
Bring all documents to an authorised notary for an official seal and signature.
Take all documentation with you and the child to the airport, including passport or birth certificate, consent form and any applicable divorce decrees or death certificates.
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