In addition to their birth certificates, do we need a letter from their divorced parents authorizing taking them? The mother with custody? Or both?
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CONSENT FOR MINOR CHILD TO TRAVELNote that if you have two parents that won't be going to the Notary together, you will need two separate signature blocks and spaces for the Notary Public and seal.
We, ________ and ___________, parents of ______, born ______________, authorize our minor child to travel to the Caribbean Islands including ____________________ on __________________ aboard the cruise ship (name of ship), with ________________ and __________________. Their expected date of return is ____________.
In addition, we authorize ____________ and _______________ 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
All you need are the cruise tickets, birth cert. and/or passports.Are you saying that he doesn't need a permission statement from the parents? If so, on what are you basing such a statement?
All you need are the cruise tickets, birth cert. and/or passports.When our grandchildren come to visit us for a few days, their parents always send their insurance information. Not necessary, I'm sure, but would be easier to have it than not, should something happen. If I were taking them on a cruise, I'd surely think it would be prudent.
It's to bad we have to deal with their parents.I know what you mean. But if you CAN deal with them, be thankful. One mom is having a real difficult time taking her son on a Disney cruise because the kid's father, for all intents and purposes, doesn't exist. A deadbeat dad who never communicates at all and whose whereabouts are unknown. Kind of hard to get anything signed from him. IIRC it was going to require something from the court, even though she has full custody. It's a real mess.
If one of their ports is in Mexico, it is to be expected they will ask for those documents. I have read a number of times here that people have needed to present those papers to the authorities.Good point, and even if you don't think you are going here, there is always a chance Mexico could be a port substitution in the Western Carribean.
Why even think of taking the chance of being denied boarding if you don't have them? Shouldn't be a problem preparing what you need and having the peace of mind.
Fireofficer 5...Did your cruise include any stops in Canada or Mexico? Because it those two countries that have the stiff requirements on minors.Also, you never know when Mexico will get substituted for Grand Cayman etc.