Notarized letter for minor traveling with us

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New Jersey
69 Posts
Joined Feb 2003
Hi all, I need some more expert help. I am typing up a letter to be notarized for the minor child that is traveling with us. She is a guest of my daughters. So far this is what I have come up with....

I (Insert name of minor child's parent) give permission for (insert name of me and my husband) to take my daughter (minor child's name) on a Carnival Trimuph cruise from July 27 – Aug 3, departure part, Miami going to, Cozumel Mexico, Grand Cayman, Caymen Islands and Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Okay...what else do I need to include? any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Hoboken, NJ
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Here's a handy link for a form in pdf format. It also covers medical consent, which you need to include as well. I used it for all of my trips with nieces and nephews.

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Here is a form
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.

Signed:_________________________________ (Parent)
Signed:_________________________________ (Parent)



Sworn to and signed before me, a Notary Public,

this _______ day of _______________, 20____

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New Jersey
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This child's father is not listed on her birth certificate. Just her mother. So we don't need to add a father's name? correct?
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Originally posted by bby31288
This child's father is not listed on her birth certificate. Just her mother. So we don't need to add a father's name? correct?

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We are taking our granddaughter with us in November for her first cruise. We have the same form as was shown above. That is the standard form for taking someone elses child with you without the parent.
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sacramento,ca usa
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I have taken my two grandchildren on many cruises. I just have there Mom go to a notary of Public, he has all the forms for permission to travel and Permission for medical care. There Mom has full custody of them, so Know Dad had to sign. I have never had a problem and never been ask for the forms, but I would not travel with out them. I think the Notary of Public cost $20.00 or $25.00. Hope this helps.
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Originally posted by tradogna
I think the Notary of Public cost $20.00 or $25.00. Hope this helps.
I would never pay for a Notary! Go to your bank - THEY have notaries there. Never been charged. Also, I go to my church - one of the ladies in the office is a Notary. That's a good place to look.
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By all means if you can get it done by a notary of Public free do so. We had know chose are bank does not do it and we know of no one else.