Authorization for Child to Travel
With many children being involved in custody disputes and a rising numbers of missing children taken by noncustodial parents, border crossings with children can be delayed if there are any suspicions by authorities.

Written authorization by the other parent could save time and smooth the crossing. The AUTHORIZATION FOR CHILD TO TRAVEL form can be used for this purpose. If the child is traveling with a non-parent, both parents should sign; otherwise, only the one not traveling needs to sign.

SAMPLE AUTHORIZATION FOR CHILD TO TRAVEL

To whom it may concern:


The undersigned parent(s) authorize my/our child, _____________________________________, whose birth date is ____________________________________, and whose passport number is ________________________, to travel with __________________________________________ to _______________________________________ from ________________________, 20_____ until ________________________, 20_____.

I/we affirm that I/we have full legal rights and/or custody of said child and that there are no custody disputes pending in any court.

I/we authorize _________________________________________________ to make any and all necessary decisions regarding medical care.

Parentís name __________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________
City, state, zip __________________________________________________________
Day phone __________________________________________________________
Evening phone __________________________________________________________
Cell phone __________________________________________________________
Pager __________________________________________________________
Parentís name __________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________
City, state, zip __________________________________________________________
Day phone __________________________________________________________
Evening phone __________________________________________________________
Cell phone __________________________________________________________
Pager __________________________________________________________

_____________________________ _________________________________
Signature
___________________________________________
(Typed Name of Acknowledger)
NOTARY PUBLIC
Commission Number: ________________________
My Commission Expires: