Getting ready for a family vacation can be an exciting time, but it’s important to make sure that all the proper paperwork is taken care of before you leave. If your child is travelling without both legal guardians, you may need to provide parental consent. Here’s what you need to know.
What is parental consent?
Parental consent is a document that provides permission for a child to travel without one or both of their legal guardians. It is typically required when a child is travelling alone, with only one of their parents, or with an adult who is not their legal guardian. The document will generally include the names of the child and legal guardians, a contact person in the country of destination, and a description of the purpose of the trip.
Why is parental consent required?
Parental consent is necessary to ensure that the child is travelling safely and will be taken care of by a responsible adult. It also allows the authorities in the country of destination to ensure that the child has a right to travel.
How can I get parental consent?
The process for obtaining parental consent varies by country and airline. In some cases, you may need to provide an affidavit or other legal document, while in other cases it may simply be a letter provided.
Does a Notary Public need to stamp the Parental Consent?
When travelling without both legal guardians, it can be important for a notary public to stamp a parental consent, in some countries it is a requirement. This is because a notary public serves as a reliable source of identification and authentication for legal documents, which is especially important when travelling with minors.
By having a notary public stamp a parental consent form, it adds an extra layer of security and assurance to the document. Notaries are sworn to uphold the law and are held to a high standard of ethical conduct. As such, they are trusted to authenticate and verify the document’s contents and ensure that the form is properly filled out. Additionally, a notary public can provide helpful advice to both the parents and the child about the requirements for travelling with minors. The notary may inform them about any specific laws or regulations related to the country they are travelling to, as well as any additional documents that may be needed.
Buy and download Parental Consent Directly
Apostille24 offers you an easy way to directly get your parental consent written and digitally stamped by a Notary Public. Simply buy the product, download the document and fill in the template with your information.
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