When an underage kid or a child is traveling with a person who is not either of his or her parents, the state and the immigration department may need the consent of the actual parents of the child for the travelling in order to make sure that they have allowed the child to travel with another person. Care taker who wants to take an underage kid on a journey may need to ask permission from the real parents of the child and when he is at the airport; he will need to present the written and signed consent of the parents of the child. This letter is known as the child travel permission letter.

Brief Description of Child Travel Permission Letter:

As compared to adults and old people, it is very easy to manipulate underage kids and in order to make sure that the kids are safe and there is no harm done to them, most of the countries around the world require consent letter if you are traveling with a child. If you are a guardian or a care taker, you need to ask permission to both of the parents of the child and present their signed permission letter at the airport. On the other hand, if you are traveling with your own child but your spouse is not with you, you also need to present a signed consent from them showing that your spouse has allowed you to travel with your child without them.

Without this letter, it is not possible for anyone to travel out of the country with an underage child even if it’s the actual parent of the child who is traveling with him. As a care taker, there are several different situations when you need to travel with a  child who is under your supervision as allowed by his or her parents but you can’t just decide to travel with them and buy them a seat on the airplane. For traveling abroad, you need to inform the parents of the child and ask for their permission. If they agree, they will write you a permission letter and you need to present this letter at the airport.

Sample Child Travel Permission Letter

Date: 27 August 2015

My Dear Cathy,

I received your email yesterday and I found out that your brother is in critical condition at San Diego National hospital. Feeling really sorry about that. I know you feel to be with your family right now and your mother and father would also like to be with them in this difficult time.

You requested me to allow you to travel with Adam to San Diego in order to take care of your brother but because Adam is underage, he can’t travel with your without our permission. Please consider this letter as my permission for taking Adam with you on this trip. I have talked to Sam and he also agrees with me so you have permission from both of us.

Please make sure you take asthma medicine for Adam with you and don’t forget to call me when you land in San Diego tomorrow. Take care of yourself and Adam.

Sam Forman

Amy Forman

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