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August 31st, 2007, 02:02 PM
My TA told me that I need a notarized permission slip from my husband to take my children with me on a cruise because he is not goin with us. How should I word the statement. I am leaving on 9/3/07 from Jacksonville, Florida onboard the Celebration. We will be visiting Key West and Naussa.
I am having problems wording this.
Any advice would be great. Thanks
August 31st, 2007, 02:11 PM
You are currently married? I don't understand why you would need this. I took my DS on 3 cruises without my husband and it was never a problem.
August 31st, 2007, 02:13 PM
To whom it may concern,
I "insert name here" give my wife "insert name here" my permission to cruise with our children "insert names and ages" on "insert date" aboard "insert ship" traveling to " insert ports of call" and returning to the United States on " insert date".
Should any emergency situation arise I give my wife "insert name" full authority to make any medical decisions or transportation decisions regarding the health and saftey of our children.
August 31st, 2007, 02:13 PM
It just sounds like they are being overly careful.
Something that he aknowledges you are cruising, and he gives permission for you to have the kids.
Have him sign, you sign, your friendly Notary sign ( and stamp) and you you should have your back side cuvered suffciently. :D
August 31st, 2007, 02:18 PM
Mostly, this type of permission is reserved for divorced or separated parents, but I also think is still a good idea for any one traveling out of the country with their children without their spouse.
Many kids "disappear" from vacations with separated or divorced parents.
August 31st, 2007, 03:11 PM
I am divorced from the father of my kids - so when we took our cruise to Mexico I had a 2 permission slip prepared and he signed and had them notorized. That way both my husband (their step dad) and I could make medical decisions for them out of the country. The US is not so fussy, but Mexico can be.
August 31st, 2007, 03:24 PM
go to - I believe - familyvacationforum, or do a search, I was able to print out exact forms needed, FYI - RCCL never even glanced at them. But what a sad day should you get an agent that is all about the rules.....
August 31st, 2007, 03:26 PM
read Dragma05! Sorry :p
August 31st, 2007, 03:27 PM
We too had to get a notarized permission slip. My kids stepmom works for an attorney and she just had them draw up a simple form with information like, my childs name and birthday, where we are going when we will be back and what ports we are stopping at.
It was very simple and then my ex just signed it and they notarized it. Easy.
They have been on cruises before and took the letter and never have been asked for it but I just want to cover all the bases and make sure we are covered.
August 31st, 2007, 06:59 PM
Look under search for permission slip. There are many threads about this. You can just print one from the search and fill it in. That is what we did for our grandson. Mexico has gotten particular.
August 31st, 2007, 07:39 PM
I also took my children and it was worded by my ex-wife saying... I so and so give so and so permission to take so and so on Carnival cruise ship from date to date. I also had it notorized but was not even asked about it.
August 31st, 2007, 07:46 PM
CONSENT FOR MINOR CHILDREN TO TRAVEL
I (we):_____________________________________________ _________________
authorize my/our minor child(ren):_______________________________________ ____
to travel to:_________________________________ on:_________________________
aboard Airline/Flight Number:________________________________________
and/or Cruise Ship:_____________________________________________ with:
__________________________________________________ __________. Their expected
date of return is _______________________.
In addition, I (we) authorize:______________________________________ to consent
to any necessary routine or emergency medical treatment during the aforementioned trip.
Sworn to and signed before me, a Notary Public,
this _______ day of _______________, 20____
Notary Public Signature and Seal
August 31st, 2007, 08:21 PM
LETTER OF CONSENT TO TRAVEL
I __________________________________________________ _provide my consent for
NAME OF PARENT
my child(ren) ____________________________________________ to travel with
NAME OF CHILD(REN)
________________________________ to ____________________________ from
NAME(S) OF ADULT TRAVEL COMPANION(S) COUNTRY/COUNTRIES
________________________________ to ____________________________ .
(List specific travel information in the space below such as airline, flight number, cruise line and ship or tour operator.)
Signature of Notary:___________________________________________ _______
Notary's Printed Name: ____________________________________________
August 31st, 2007, 08:25 PM
We have discussed this many times on these boards so here is a general summary of what everyone has said in the past. My TA suggested that I have one when taking my kids without my husband. So I did take one.
But since then, it seems like a few years ago (before passports) when traveling to Mexico (since there was a high incidence of parent child abduction), they started to require this letter. But that was back in 2004.
Then with the passport requirements, both parents having to sign it (unless one is dead/or missing), bringing a letter wasn't as necessary. The Carnival documents back in December did say that we should bring a letter from my husband. I didn't notice it on the contract this time.
And in the cases where the other parent is dead or missing, there were other recommended documents to bring (like sole custody papers)