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Child travel consent form checklist

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Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the child travel consent form to make sure it meets your needs.

Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.

You should check the airline the child is travelling with, to determine if any other documents or information is required, by checking their website.

Check the destination the child is travelling to, to determine if any additional supporting documents are needed for their travel or if the form needs to be signed by a specific person (eg a notary). You can do this by checking with the embassy or consulate office of the country. See Travelling with a child for more information.

It is important that you understand if you have parental responsibility for the child that is going abroad. If you are unsure or require more information, read Parental responsibility.

Sign

  1. Print a copy of the child travel consent form for the child or the adult travelling with the child.
  2. Print another copy of the form for each parent consenting to the child travelling.
  3. The parent(s) should sign and date all copies of the form in the presence of a witness.
  4. The witness(es) must sign, add their name and date of signature directly underneath the parent signature they are witnessing.

Witness

Witnesses should typically be any third-party who has no interest in the letter (ie not another family member).

Note that in some circumstances, depending on where you are travelling, there may sometimes be additional requirements. For example: 

  • a child travel consent form may also need to be notarised

  • a lawyer or other professional may need to witness the signatures

Rocket Lawyer does not provide witnessing or notarising services. This will need to be done by a local solicitor or notary for a small fee.

A copy of the signed and dated child travel consent form should be given to the child or the adult travelling with the child. 

Each parent consenting to the child’s travel should keep their copy of the signed and dated form.

A copy of the child travel consent form will also be stored under ‘My Documents’ in your Rocket Lawyer account.

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