What is the reminder? Minor children traveling alone or with only one of their parents or relatives require a notarized travel authorization and an apostilled Birth Certificate to prove their parents approve travel and to leave the country.

  • Documents required for travel: Birth certificate with Hague apostille and a travel authorization for minors (notarized).
  • Effective date: Immediate and ongoing.
  • Who is affected: Minor children traveling alone or with only one of their parents or relatives.

Background: Immigration officers granting travel authorization for minors will request a travel authorization form, signed by both parents, and their birth certificates, which must be apostilled to leave the country. Minors must travel with a passport and ID card.

Analysis & Comments: While minor children traveling unaccompanied or with only one parent/relative always require travel authorization, this rule is especially important to remember during the holiday season. For more information regarding traveling minors, please contact your immigration provider.

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