View Full Version : What age can babys travel overseas?
Ok so me and dh are both from the US and want to go back there for a holiday when bubs is born so everyone back home can meet her and were wondering what age she can go.
I think usually anytime after 6 weeks is recommended.
i think the airlines like them to be 6 weeks, but i think with a Dr certificate you can go sooner
babies can fly at any age, but airlines like them to be at least 6wks old, with a doc cert 2wks they will allow, I took my DS on his first flight at 8wks old, was the best flight i've had with him lol
Ok thanks so that means we should be able to go late May early June guess we'll hove to wait and see how good bubs is. Thanks for that
And does anyone know the whole deal with passports for infants?
You will need a passport for your baby.
Check out the link below for an application:
We have just been through the whole passport application thing with Lachlan as we are travelling to New Zealand in a week's time with him - he will be 10 weeks old.
In order to get a passport you first have to get the baby's birth certificate so make sure you send that in quite quickly - the Qld Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages say they take between 6-8 weeks to register a newborn. However if you take in a confirmed itinerary the process can be sped up without paying a fee for fast processing.
Once you have the birth certificate you can complete the passport application form but you will need to take a photo of your baby with eyes open, looking at the camera and not smiling or you holding his head. The passport website has examples of appropriate photos. From submitting the form to picking up his passport took one week however it can take up to 10 working days.
We had to go through the passport thing...we are taking bub to NZ next month.we must have taken over 50 photos of him to have one or two suitable ones for passport...mind you we were taking photos of him when he was two weeks old...
We are planning a trip back to Singapore for a few days. DH is now 20 weeks. His Dutch passport arrived last week and now all we need to do is get the Australia Visa inserted into it and we are all set for our trip. We actually wanted to fly end of this week for a party back in Singapore this weekend but all these formalities are keeping us from booking our flight. Oh well. Can't wait to take DS on his first flight.
My tip for taking passport photos
Lay the baby on a white towel or sheet on the floor and stand directly over them to take the photo. We found that this way was easier to get the baby to look at the camera without having a parents arms etc in the photo.
We also had plenty of attempts at the photo.
Forgot to mention that we took about 40 photos before we got one that matched the requirements - and we did a little bit of photo editing on it to get the right size and dimensions!!
just to let you know that the cost is almost $100 for an infants passport and it lasts five years
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