Notarized Letters Giving Consent To Travel With Kids
Child travel letters are a must if a child is travel without both parents. This is true even if they are traveling with one parent, a grandparent or anyone else. Kahane Law Office in Calgary, Alberta can have your travel letter done same day. We offer appointment or drop in service for having a travel letter completed. Call today to get your travel on the road 403-225-8810.
When are child travel letters required?
Parents who are traveling out of the country with their minor (under 18) child or children without both parents should have a child travel letter. Travel letters are required even if the parents are not divorced. Similarly, the travel letter maybe required if your child or children are traveling with a non-parent. An example of this is a family friend or grandparent.
What is a travel letter?
Travel letters are usually one page documents that are signed and notarized giving permission for someone to be traveling with a child. They are notarized so that the immigration or customs officer knows that the identification of the person signing the travel letter has been confirmed by an authorized individual. At Kahane Law, we also include a clause that allows the responsible adult traveling with the child to make medical decisions for the child if there is a medical emergency. Some foreign countries require such permission or authorization for medical decisions.
Why are travel letters important?
Travel letters are important to avoid delays and problems at border crossings and customs both at the Canadian and foreign borders. Without one, you may miss your flight or not be able to travel at all. These letters also allow the parent traveling with the child(ren) to make emergency medical decisions if required as stated above. this is a must in some emergencies. School field trips outside the country should always have parental consent travel letters from the parents. These notarized consent letters are especially important for school teams.
Travel letters at Kahane Law
We can help with your travel letter needs. While we usually require a day or two to prepare them and set up an appointment to have the non-traveling parent sign them, we do offer same day appointments where needed. Call or email today so that we can help.
If you have prepared your own travel letter, then we can meet with you to notarize it. Again, it is the non-traveling parent(s) who have to attend and these appointments are usually booked same or next day.
Please note that we offer reduced rates on travel letters if we are preparing them for sporting teams, dance or other competitions or other organized groups.
The Canadian government has this information on travel letters. Click here
Also see our Kahane Law Legal Minute on Travel Letters. Click here
Fast, Easy and Affordable Travel Letter Services
To schedule an appointment with one of our Lawyers for travel letter services, please contact our team at Kahane Law Office. We offer walk-in or while-you-wait service. Call us at 403-225-8810 or toll-free at 1-877-225-8817, or email us directly here.