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Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I notarise my Child Travel Consent?Signing in front of a notary public is entirely optional but will reduce the chance that a customs agent questions the authenticity of the signatures on the Child Travel Consent.
What is the difference between a notary public and a commissioner of oaths?Although a notary public has broader powers than a commissioner of oaths, for the purpose of signing this Child Travel Consent the only important difference is whichever one you have more convenient access to.Who should sign this Child Travel Consent?Every person who has a legal right to make decisions on behalf of the child has to sign the Child Travel Consent, if that person will not be travelling with the child.

You should be prepared to provide documentation to border officials showing that the second parent's consent is not necessary if that's the case. For example, if a parent has sole custody, provide the original (or a certified true copy) of the custody order or judgment awarding sole custody. If a parent is deceased, provide the original (or a certified true copy) of the death certificate.

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Declaration for International Travel with One Legal Guardian

I, ____________________ of _________________________ declare that I am the legal parent/guardian of:

____________________, male, born May 6, 2021 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 ________ day of ________________, ________.


Declared at (city) _______________________ on the ________ day of ________________, ________.

Before me, (Notary's name) _______________________________

Signature ____________________________________ (Seal)

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

What is a Child Travel Consent form?

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 do I write a 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.

Legal Forms Related to a Child Travel Consent:

  • Child Medical Consent: a document guardians and parents use allow a temporary guardian to authorize medical treatments for their child
  • Separation Agreement: an agreement that details the terms of a married couple's legal separation

Frequently Asked Questions:

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