Solo parent/guardian/friend/alone – letter of authorization for minor travel
Minors must carry proper identification such as a birth certificate, passport, citizenship card, permanent resident card or Certificate of Indian Status. Please consult your travel agent/destination country consulate for up-to-date documentation requirements.
For any destination, it is strongly recommended that children under the age of 18 carry a consent letter signed by both parents/legal guardian for each and every trip if they travel with only one parent, alone, or with other persons. The letter should include addresses and telephone numbers where the parents or guardian can be reached. Divorced or separated parents should carry custody or legal separation documents and/or a letter of authorization to facilitate their entry into Canada.
The following are known requirements for minor travellers (subject to change without notice; please consult your travel agent/consulate on current regulations for the destination country):
All persons under the age of 18 who are visa nationals and are travelling to the United Kingdom as visitors require a "Child Visitor" visa.
For more information, please contact your travel agent or visit the UK Border Agency website.
Effective July 17, 2019, Spanish citizens under 18 years of age and travelling alone out of the European territory must hold a special authorization issued at a local Spanish police station, local town hall or notary’s office. The document must bear an official stamp from the relevant authority and be signed by both parents or legal guardian/custodial parent(s). The document must also indicate the destination(s) and travel dates.
Minors under 18 years of age - exiting the Dominican Republic alone OR exiting the Dominican Republic accompanied by a different person than with whom they entered.
To be accepted for travel, the minor requires a consent letter, notarized and translated into Spanish to EXIT the Dominican Republic. This letter of consent must be from both parents, the other parent if the child is travelling with only one (their legal guardian or custodial parent) and must authorize the travel and note the destinations and travel dates. If arranged in Canada, this letter needs to be notarized by the closest Dominican Embassy or consulate to the parent’s or guardian's place of residence and translated into Spanish. The translation or notarization can also be done in the Dominican Republic.
Minors under 18 years of age travelling with anyone other than both parents
When a minor under 18 is travelling with anyone other than both parents, a letter from the absent parent is required. This does not have to be notarized and must be presented for entry and exit. For more information, visit Government of Canada's website.
Effective January 15, 2017
, a minor (under age 18) residing in France (including the French West Indies) who’s not accompanied by a parent or a person exercising parental authority will not be allowed to leave the country without an authorization called Autorisation de sortie du territoire (AST).
To travel to Canada, the minor must have the following documents:
1. A valid passport
2. An AST signed by a parent or a person exercising parental authority
3. A photocopy of the Identity Card or passport of the signatory parent (must be valid or expired for less than 5 years)
For more details on AST and to download the form, visit the official website of the French administration Will open in a separate browser window
An eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) and applicable visas are also required to travel to Canada.
For minors (ages 5 through 14 inclusively) travelling from Italy to Canada with an Italian passport AND who are travelling alone.
To be accepted for travel, an affidavit of authorization, signed by the parent(s) or legal guardian, and bearing the seal of the Italian Police within their municipality, must be presented at check-in. Passengers without this affidavit will be refused at check-in. Parents residing abroad may obtain this authorization via the Italian Embassy or Consulate.
For more information, please visit http://poliziadistato.it/articolo/191/