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What is a Child Travel Consent?A Child Travel Consent is a letter of permission granting authorization for a child to travel:
  • Alone
  • With an adult who is not a guardian or parent
  • With a group, such as on a school trip
  • With one parent, when the parents are divorced or separated
When should I use a Child Travel Consent?A Child Travel Consent should be used when the child will be traveling alone, on a trip with a guardian who is not a parent (e.g.,grandparent, family friend, aunt/uncle, teacher), or with only one parent.

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Declaration for Domestic Travel with One Legal Guardian

I, ____________________ of _________________________, ____________________, Virginia, United States, __________ declare that I am the lawful parent/guardian of:

  1. ____________________, male, born April 27, 2017 at ____________________.

I have sole custody of the child and do not legally require the consent of any other person to travel with the child.

My child, ____________________, has my consent to travel with me to: ___________________________________________________________.

Signed on this 27th day of April, 2017.


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Alternate Names:

A Child Travel Consent is also known as:

  • Travel Consent for a Minor
  • Travel Permission Letter
  • Letter of Consent to Travel

What is a Child Travel Consent Form?

A Child Travel Consent allows minors to travel without their parents or legal guardians being present. This form can be used when a child will either be traveling alone, or with another adult who is not their legal guardian (for example, a teacher, grandparent, aunt/uncle, friend, etc.).

It allows the child to travel legally with their authorized chaperone, or on their own, with less hassle than they would experience without written consent.

Do I Need a Child Travel Consent Form?

Parents and guardians may need to use a Child Travel Consent Form if:

  • Their son or daughter is traveling abroad as part of a school trip.
  • Their minor is traveling alone and will be taking a plane, train, or ship to their destination.
  • They are the temporary caretaker of a minor and may travel during that time.
  • Their child or minor will be traveling with friends or family members.
  • They have shared custody of a minor (are a single parent) and only one parent or guardian will be traveling with the child.

What Should I Include in My Child Travel Consent Document?

A Child Travel Consent should include:

  • Information about the minor, including their name, birth place, and passport information.
  • Allergy and special needs information pertaining to the child.
  • Information about the parent or guardian, including custody information, passport details, and their name.
  • Information about the non-traveling parent or guardian, including their contact information.
  • Travel information, such as the destination.
  • Signing information for the party who is giving permission for the child to travel.
  • A start and end date for the trip, to ensure that consent is temporary.

Do I Also Need a Child Medical Consent Form?

A Child Travel Consent form does not allow the parent or guardian to temporarily make medical decisions for your child or minor.

To give authority to the chaperone to make medical decisions in your stead, you will need to complete a Child Medical Consent form, which will detail authorized medical treatments, health information about the child, the identity of the person being granted responsibility, and other specific information.

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