This form is strongly recommended if a child is traveling alone, with only one parent, or with an authorized adult. It notifies others that the child has written permission or legal authority to travel without their parent(s). Travel can occur either across state lines or across country borders.
Although not required by U.S. laws, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) immigration officers, or law enforcement officers may detain the child if they suspect an abduction or kidnapping. A consent letter for children traveling abroad can help prevent any issue from taking place.
When do you need consent letter?
This form is commonly used when one or both parents or legal guardians are unable to travel with the child.
It is needed under these circumstances:
If only one parent has custody of the child, the parent traveling with the child might consider bringing certified copies of the following supporting paperwork:
When traveling with children, adults should formally document that they are authorized to travel with a child that is not their own. Customs and Border Protection Officers have the right to ask you for documentation, so it is best to be ready with a Travel Consent form. Otherwise, you and the child may be detained until the situation is clarified. We are here to help you! We are here to help you 24/7. Please fill our online application for the services you require.