Consent to Travel Letters

A quick trip to a Notary Public to get a Travel Consent Letter for children travelling without both parents can reduce the stress of travelling and prevent unexpected and potentially costly delays.  Many jurisdictions will require consent letters from parents travelling with children, particularly if only one parent is travelling with them.  These letters are also known as a “Permission Letter to travel”, “Letter of Consent”, “Consent to Travel” letters.

According to, the government of Canada says:

” We strongly recommend that Canadian children carry a consent letter if they are travelling abroad alone, with only one parent/guardian, with friends or relatives or with a group. For the purposes of this consent letter, a Canadian child is defined as anyone who is under the age of majority (18 or 19, depending on the province or territory of residence).”

If your minor child is travelling abroad without both parents, a Consent to Travel letter can help things go much smoother at borders and at the airport.

A complete “Consent to Travel Letter” will include the following:

  • Name, Address and Passport information of the parent the child or children will be travelling with.
  • Dates of Travel and an itinerary or place they will be staying
  • The Child’s name, gender, date of birth, and passport number.
  • Name and Address of the Parent giving the consent for the minor to travel with the other parent
  • A declaration by the non-travelling parent that they grant full permission to the other parent or guardian to travel with the child

If you are travelling with more than one child, then there should be a separate letter for each child.

Children can be considered anyone under the age of 19, so even if older children are travelling with friends or other relatives, a letter of consent may be something to consider.  Requesting a Consent to Travel Letter is often at the discretion of the customs agent or border guard, or may be required by some counties.

Letters may not be required for re-entry into Canada but can help things go smoother.

Any time a child is travelling over a border without both parents, travellers should be able to provide documentation on the situation and their permission to travel with the child. This could include a sole custody court order, adoption papers, or a death certificate if one parent is deceased.

At Uptown Notaries, conveniently located in Burnaby near Coquitlam, Natalya Hanna and her team can ensure your travel documents are filled out accurately and properly notarized. This will help your travels go much smoother.

Download a recommended Letter of Consent to Travel document here, fill it out, BUT don’t sign it yet – it must be signed in front of a Notary.  We can complete it at Updown Notaries.


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