Free Child Travel Consent

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Type of Travel

Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Child Travel Consent?A Child Travel Consent form is a letter of permission granting authorization for a child to travel:

Alone
With an adult who is not a guardian or parent
With a group, such as on a school trip
With one parent, when the parents are divorced or separated
When should I use a Child Travel Consent?A child travel consent should be used when the child will be traveling alone, on a trip with a guardian who is not a parent (grandparent, family friend, aunt or uncle, teacher), or with only one parent.
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Declaration for Domestic Travel with One Legal Guardian

I, ____________________ of _________________________, ____________________, __________, Canada declare that I am the lawful parent/guardian of:

  1. ____________________, male, born August 3, 2015 at ____________________



I have sole custody of the child and do not legally require the consent of any other person to travel with the child.

My child, ____________________, has my consent to travel with me to: ___________________________________________________________.

Signed on this 3rd day of August, 2015.

____________________
____________________

NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Declared at (city) _______________________ on the 3rd day of August, 2015.

Before me, (Notary's name) _______________________________

Signature ____________________________________ (Seal)
NOTARY PUBLIC IN AND FOR THE PROVINCE OF MANITOBA

Address ___________________________

Telephone __________________________

Child Travel Consent Form

Alternate Names:

A Child Travel Consent is also referred to as:

  • Travel Consent Letter
  • Parental Consent Form
  • Permission to Travel Letter
  • Minor Travel Consent Form

Child Travel Consent Definition

A Child Travel Consent form is a letter of permission granting authorization for a child to travel:

  • Alone
  • With an adult who is not a guardian or parent
  • With a group, such as on a school trip
  • With one parent, when the parents are divorced or separated

Who should use a Child Travel Consent Form?

Parents of minors who will be traveling alone, on a trip with a guardian who is not a parent (grandparent, family friend, aunt or uncle, teacher), or with one parent, should use a travel consent letter to eliminate any hassles with traveling and to provide official documentation should the airline or immigration officials ask for proof of permission.

How to create your Child Travel Consent:

  • List your child's information, including the minor's name, birth date, and any special needs or allergies.
  • Name the parent, guardian, or group the child is traveling with and his or her contact information.
  • Add a description of the child's travel destination.
  • Get the permission letter notarized or witnessed to increase its authenticity. If your child is traveling alone, the consent letter needs to be signed by both parents.

What other documents should my child have when traveling?

Whenever a child is traveling, safety is of the utmost concern. For identification purposes, your child should carry the following when traveling:

  • Passport and/or birth certificate
  • Proof of relationship to parent or guardian, such as an adoption decree or court order. A birth certificate may also serve the same purpose.
  • Travel documentation, such as the name and address of accommodations and the purpose for traveling.
  • Child Medical Consent form, if applicable, authorizing a guardian to make medical decisions on your behalf for your child.
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