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Minor (Child) Travel Consent Form

A child travel consent form allows a minor to travel alone or with another person or group. It is written by one or both parents and can be used for domestic or international travel.
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When to Use

When a child travels alone or with relatives, friends, an organization, or a group.

Traveling Alone[1]

  • Under 5 years old – Must be accompanied by someone at least 12 years of age flying in the same cabin (18 years with some airlines).
  • 5  to 11 years old – Direct flights only.
  • 12 to 15 years old – Travel permitted nationwide, including connections.
  • 15+ years – No consent required. This includes international flights.

It’s recommended to view an airline’s “unaccompanied minors” procedures, such as:

Traveling with One Parent

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recommends if a child is traveling with one parent, especially if the parents are divorced, to carry a note from the other parent stating their consent to the trip.[2] The note can be as simple as the following:

“I, [YOUR NAME] acknowledge that my spouse is traveling out of the country with my [SON/DAUGHTER]. My spouse has my full permission to do so with this authorization.”

Signature: ______________________

Signing or attaching a notary acknowledgment is recommended.

Medical Decisions

A minor travel consent form does not include permission to make medical decisions on behalf of the child. If the consenting parent or guardian wants to hand over those rights, a minor child power of attorney form should be authorized.

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MINOR (CHILD) TRAVEL CONSENT

 I. THE PARENT(S).

I/We, [PARENT(S)/GUARDIAN(S) NAME], am/are the lawful custodial parent(s) and/or non-custodial parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of:

 II. THE MINOR.

Full Name: [MINOR’S NAME]
Date of Birth: [DOB]
Place of Birth: [LOCATION]
Passport Number (if applicable): [9 DIGITS]

  • Country of Issuance: [COUNTRY]
  • Date Issuance: [DATE]
  • Date of Expiration: [DATE]

III. TRAVELING ALONE/ACCOMPANYING PERSON. (check one)

– I authorize my child to travel alone.

– I authorize my child to travel with the following individual/organization:

  • Individual/Organization Name: [FULL NAME]
  • Relationship to Child (if applicable): [RELATIONSHIP]
  • U.S. or Foreign Passport Number (if applicable): [9 DIGITS]
    • Country of Issuance: [COUNTRY]
    • Date Issuance: [DATE]
    • Date of Expiration: [DATE]

IV. ITINERARY.

I authorize my child to travel to the following location [LOCATION] during the period beginning on [START DATE], and ending on [END DATE].

V. SIGNATURE(S).

Parent / Legal Guardian Signature: _________________ Date: ______________
Print Name: _______________________

Parent / Legal Guardian Signature: _________________ Date: ______________
Print Name: _______________________

Sources

  1. Transportation.gov – When Kids Fly Alone (pdf)
  2. CBP FAQs – Travel Documents for Infants