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#119555 - 03/23/06 07:11 PM Son bringing friend, does he need notarized consent from parent?
Lisa D Offline
We are bringing one of my sons friends with us. We have a notarized consent from a parent. Is it necessary,and do we need anything else besides his passport? He is 17. Don't want any surprises!

Thanks

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#119556 - 03/23/06 07:58 PM Re: Son bringing friend, does he need notarized consent from parent?
Craigswench Offline
Lisa,
I once travelled down with a minor. I was told to have a notarized consent from BOTH parents (as non-custodial parents have been known to take their children out of the country).
You also need to make sure that on that notarized consent, it specifically gives you the power to sign for any emergency medical treatment.
Have fun.

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#119557 - 03/23/06 08:25 PM Re: Son bringing friend, does he need notarized consent from parent?
Lisa D Offline
Thanks for the info. his father just passed away a month ago, so am assuming just the mothers signature is required.

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#119558 - 03/24/06 01:51 AM Re: Son bringing friend, does he need notarized consent from parent?
monica Offline
My husband died when my son was 7, the first trip I took after his death Iwas asked for proof of death by customs people,didn't have anything with me, a few tense moments, my son is now 14 and I still carry a copy of Bill's death certificate when ever I travel,I have been asked for it on 2 other occations, we live in Canada,not sure what is needed or asked for else where.

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#119559 - 03/24/06 01:13 PM Re: Son bringing friend, does he need notarized consent from parent?
MARG Offline
Hi, Lisa.

Definitely agree, airlines/customs can be very precise in these matters. My sis even had to get notarized permission letter from her ex-husband to take their daughter (she has sole custody) on a trip. (This was not a pleasant task, either.) :rolleyes:

BTW, my 16 yr old nephew and I will be arriving at Corona del Mar on Tues., 4/11, after a few days at Caves Branch. Will you be on AC then? Ryan's friend couldn't make this trip, so maybe the boys might want to meet up if you're there then ... at the "Chicken Drop" perhaps. LOL wink

Regards,
~Margaret~
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#119560 - 03/24/06 01:46 PM Re: Son bringing friend, does he need notarized consent from parent?
Lisa D Offline
We arrive tomorrow and will defintely be at the chicken drop! We never miss it. I suspect we will be not be hard to spot! Look for the group with the loud boys! Lisa

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#119561 - 03/24/06 06:07 PM Re: Son bringing friend, does he need notarized consent from parent?
Barbara K Offline
I travel alone internationally with my kids and their friends all the time and have never been asked for any paperwork at all. Guess it depends on who you get at immigration.
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#119562 - 03/25/06 03:07 AM Re: Son bringing friend, does he need notarized consent from parent?
Sam Scuba Offline
I too have taken my teenage niece to San Pedro with me a few times. She had the notarized letter from her mother and papers showing mom as sole custodian in lieu of dad's letter. We were never asked for them in Belize. When we returned to the U.S. on one trip, I got the business from the U.S. immigration people about who I was and why I was traveling with my niece--go figure--but they also didn't ask for the papers. My in spite of this, I would not want to risk being turned away at Belizean immigration, so when we return this summer, I will again be sure she has the letter. Have a great trip. Sam

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#119563 - 03/25/06 03:12 AM Re: Son bringing friend, does he need notarized consent from parent?
travelqueen Offline
What a bummer. I didn't think it'd be this difficult to bring my young daughter. I thought a passport would be good enough... not cool but I understand the reason.

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#119564 - 03/25/06 06:48 AM Re: Son bringing friend, does he need notarized consent from parent?
MARG Offline
This will be my first time to Belize and on US Airways from Newark with these circumstances, but in the past when I took the boys to Cabo San Lucas and my niece to Mazatlan, Mex, Continental really scrutinized the documents and even asked the kids questions. It was the same double checking at the Mexico end. Yes, I guess it is a good idea, and not really much of an inconvenience.

:p
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