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Consent Letter for Minor Children to Travel

Whenever a minor child has to travel outside of the United States, they may need a consent letter from their parent or guardian allowing them to do so. Such needs usually arises then either one or nether of the parents or guardians are unable to accompany the child. In this instance the consent letter is issued by either the absent parent / guardian to another or by both to a third party.

Consent Letter for Minor Children to Travel in general contains as much information about the involved parties as it is possible and generally consists of the following:

  • Full name of the traveling child
  • Date of birth of the traveling child
  • Passport number of the traveling child
  • Permanent address in the United States of the traveling child
  • Full name of both parents or guardians
  • Date of birth of both parents or guardians
  • Passport information of both parents or guardians
  • Permanent address in the United States
  • Full name of the person who will accompanying the child – if neither of the parents will
  • Date of birth of the person who will accompanying the child
  • Passport information of the person who will accompanying the child
  • Permanent address in the United States of the aforesaid person
  • Rights given to the person in terms of medical and emergency decisions for the child

In general Consent Letter for Minor Children to Travel must be signed in front of the notary public and properly notarized in accordance to the notary rules of your state. Furthermore, many foreign countries will require that your Consent Letter for Minor Children to Travel is properly authenticated for foreign use either by means of apostille or consular legalization.

If you require professional assistance in drafting and / or authentication of your Consent Letter for Minor Children to Travel please fill out our online application form or call our office and one of our specialists will be glad to assist you.

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