Minors traveling with ONLY ONE of their parents ALSO require a notarized consent letter from the other parent not traveling, if this parent does not have the Consent Letter available, they must sign a Release Form, which is available at check in.
If there is no second parent with legal claims to the child (deceased, sole custody, etc.) any other relevant paperwork, such as a court decision, birth certificate naming only one parent, death certificate, etc., would be useful.
Adults traveling with children should also be aware that, while the U.S. does not ask sometimes for this documentation, other countries may have a requirement and failure to produce notarized permission letters and/or birth certificates could result in travelers being refused entry.
*Balearia Caribbean LTD is not responsible for any person(s) denied boarding due to failure to produce the consent letter
Birth certificates are not accepted effective April 23, 2018
Since there aren’t any official child travel consent forms, you’ll have to make up your own.
It must be a notarised authorisation, to state that the child’s parents or guardians acknowledge and give consent for their child to travel with a specific individual. It is necessary a notarized authorisation.It should include:
- The child’s name, birthplace, birth date, home address, phone number and, in the case of international travel, their passport number.
- The names and contact information for the non-traveling parent(s).
- Who the child has permission to travel with (name and passport information), the dates of the travel window (to clearly show that consent is temporary) and the destinations that will be visited