This is a privately owned website and not a government agency. Click to learn more.

Is a minor travel consent form necessary for a mother to travel alone with a child?

by Nicole
(Kent, WA, USA)

Question: My son has a current passport which both his father and I were present when applying, however I have since been informed that children traveling to Mexico with just one parent still need consent from the other parent beyond the passport?

If this is true what is the form number that I would need his father to sign? We have a vacation planned to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico traveling from June 25th returning on July 2nd and I want to make sure that when I show up at that airport that I have everything I need for my son to travel.

Answer: There is no hard and fast rule concerning travel with minors. Some border agents will ask for a consent form while others will not. Some countries that require you to present a consent form also require that it be notarized but not all do.

The U.S. government does not publish an official form. However, you can click the link below to download a form that others have used and should suffice if you are requested to present one.

Minor Travel Consent Form

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Passports for Minors FAQ.

Top 5 Questions About Expedited Passport Couriers

Latest Passport & Travel Updates

Emergency Passport Renewal
How to get an emergency passport renewal in the U.S. or abroad. Discover the steps to renew your passport the same day.

How to Renew a U.S. Passport Fast
Learn to expedite passport renewals as quickly as the same day. Where and how to renew passport in a hurry.

Make Your Own Passport Photos
Use the online Passport Photo Wizard tool to make your own passport photos in minutes. Save money and time.

Passport Renewal Videos
Watch step-by-step instructional passport videos of how to renew a passport in 3 steps.

The Ultimate Jet Lag Survival Guide
Jet lag is almost certain if you travel across several time zones. Discover how to minimize the effects of jet lag for every age group and ensure a more rewarding family trip.