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One Parent Flying with Minor Within US

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One Parent Flying with Minor Within US

Greetings Alll - My spouse will be flying with our kid (minor) without me to another state within the US. Do I need to sign a notarized consent letter to take with them or would this only be necessary if they were flying internationally? Thanks!

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1. Re: One Parent Flying with Minor Within US

Not required for domestic travel.

Edited: 07 December 2017, 20:09
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2. Re: One Parent Flying with Minor Within US

Not for domestic

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3. Re: One Parent Flying with Minor Within US

No ,only for international flights.

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4. Re: One Parent Flying with Minor Within US

Not even for international for the US.

Edited: 07 December 2017, 23:20
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5. Re: One Parent Flying with Minor Within US

Not for domestic, but I would expect it for an international flight.

I always carry kiddo's birth certificate when we fly just in case. Especially in our case because we don't all have the same last name.

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I know parents who have traveled alone with their child to Europe multiple times and they have never been asked since there is no passport control on exit.

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7. Re: One Parent Flying with Minor Within US

It's not for getting out of the US, it's for getting into whatever country you're going to. I've never been asked for it, but I did have immigration in the UK ask my daughter who I was.

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8. Re: One Parent Flying with Minor Within US

Thanks everyone!

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9. Re: One Parent Flying with Minor Within US

We're assuming that the child's parents are in agreement about the child's travel. In cases where that agreement may be open to question (divorce or separation, for example), it's a good idea to have a consent form from the non-traveling parent even for domestic travel, and the form is essential for international travel. Most happily divorced couples I know have permanent consent forms that they carry with them all the time ... just in case.

While we're on the topic ... It's also a good idea for children to have passports, even if you/they are not traveling internationally at this time.

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10. Re: One Parent Flying with Minor Within US

Once when boarding a cruise ship, the agent pulled my daughter aside and asked who she was traveling with. Daughter was about 12 at the time. She answered that she was traveling with her mom, indicated me, and we both got back on the ship.

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