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Consent to Travel Letters
 
When travelling abroad with children, certain documents may be required to support the entry of the children into another country.  Passport Canada cautions that a Consent to Travel Letter or Parental Consent Letter may be required when a child is travelling:
  1. with one parent;
  2. alone; or
  3. without either parent.
The Government of Canada recommends that a child travel with a Consent to Travel Letter if they are travelling abroad alone, with only one parent/guardian, with friends or relatives or with a group.  It is advisable to have the Consent to Travel Letter certified, stamped or sealed by an official who has the authority to do so.  One of our Notaries Public can notarize the Consent to Travel Letter prior to your trip. 
 
 
 
Preparing for your Appointment
 
The preparation required for your appointment will depend upon the child's travel situation.
 
A.  For When a Child is Travelling with One Parent
 
The non-travelling parent must attend the appointment in person and bring:
  • the completed, but not signed Consent to Travel Letter (click here for a sample); and
  • a valid piece of photo identification.
B.  For When a Child is Travelling Alone or Without Both Parents
 
Both parents must attend the appointment in person and bring:
  • the completed, but not signed Consent to Travel Letter (click here for a sample); and
  • a valid piece of photo identification.
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    Consent to Travel Letters
    $35
    For the 1st notarization
    $15
    For each subsequent notarization during the same visit
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