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Minor Travel Consent Form

Minor child traveling with grandmother
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The Minor Travel Consent Form has become increasing necessary because of the rise in instances of child abduction in custody cases, and a growing number of children who are the victims of trafficking.

An immigration officer, airline, or travel company may ask for a letter of consent if the child is traveling internationally with only one parent or with another adult, such as a relative, friend, teacher, etc.

The sample travel consent form below is a guide only. You are also encouraged to have the consent form notarized. Parents who share custody of their children should carry copies of the legal custody documents.

There is a link at the bottom of the page if you want to download the form in PDF format.

Related Information

Below are link to resources to assist in getting a United States passport for minors ages 15 or younger.

Minor Travel Consent Form

To Whom It May Concern:

(Full Name(s) of Custodial and/or Non-Custodial Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s))

am/are the lawful custodial parent(s) and/or non-custodial parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of:

Child's full name:                                                                                                     
Date of Birth:                                                                                                     
Place of Birth:                                                                                                     
U.S. Passport Number:                                                                                                     
                                                                                , has my/our consent to travel with:
(Child’'s Full Name)

(Full Name of Accompanying Person)

(U.S. or Foreign Passport Number)

Date and Place of Issuance of This Passport)

to visit

((Name of Foreign Country)

during the period of

((Dates of Travel: Departure and Return)

During that period,

((Child’s Name)

will be residing with

((Name of Person with Whom the Child will be Residing in Foreign Country)

at the following address:

((Number/street address and apartment number)

((City, State/Province, Country)

((Telephone and fax numbers)

Signature:                             Date:                   
(Custodial Parent, and/or Non-Custodial Parent or Legal Guardian)

Full Name:                                                                                           

Signature:                             Date:                   
(Custodial Parent, and/or Non-Custodial Parent or Legal Guardian)

Full Name:                                                                                           

Signed before me,

                                                                                          , (Full Name of Witness)

this                             at                                                                                           .
((Date) and (Location))

Signature of Witness:                                                                                           

Download: Minor Travel Consent Form

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