The document notifies authorities or other interest parties that a parent/legal guardian has given their consent for a child to travel without them.
When a child is traveling alone, with only one parent/legal guardian, or with an authorized group, this Travel Consent Form should be used. In other words, the document notifies authorities or other interest parties that a parent/legal guardian has given their consent for a child to travel without them. This document can be used both in domestic or international travel.
You fill out a form. The document is created before your eyes as you respond to the questions.
At the end, you receive it in Word and PDF formats. You can modify it and reuse it.
In the document, a parent/legal guardian will have to enter the identifying information about the traveling child, describe the circumstances of their travel, and the people who are accompanying the child.
In order to validate the document, a witness should also sign the letter, as this is required by specific airlines.
Traveling children should carry a copy of this letter with them, and any adult chaperones should be given a copy of this letter to show to authority figures when needed.
Although not required by law, immigration officers, law enforcement officers, or U.S Customs and Border Protection agents may detain a child if they suspect an abduction or kidnapping has taken place. By traveling with a Travel Consent Form, these officers will have the necessary contact information and further assurance that no abduction or kidnapping has taken place.