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    Default Documents required when only 1 parent is travelling

    I'll be taking one of our children on an overseas trip. Husband is staying home with our youngest child.
    Does anyone know if I need any documents to say this is OK?

    We are going to the USA for 10 days.

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    Nope just your passports and smile to have a good time

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    Nope just your passports and smile to have a good time
    I have taken my kids into the US without DH before however I took a JP witnessed letter with me, it wasn’t needed. My good friend tried to take her kids to a trip to both US and Canada the year before with her DH flying in a few days later due to work, and she and the kids were held at the airport until they got confirmation from her DH that he gave permission for them to travel. So I think it’s worth having it in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bezzy View Post
    I have taken my kids into the US without DH before however I took a JP witnessed letter with me, it wasn’t needed. My good friend tried to take her kids to a trip to both US and Canada the year before with her DH flying in a few days later due to work, and she and the kids were held at the airport until they got confirmation from her DH that he gave permission for them to travel. So I think it’s worth having it in case.
    Ds1 has been overseas 4 times with just me ( his bio isn’t in the picture) my sister travels all the time with her dd from the states to here there and everywhere and not one question as to where dad is

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    Not needed for the USA.
    I’ve taken my step kids a couple of times and no questions asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    Ds1 has been overseas 4 times with just me ( his bio isn’t in the picture) my sister travels all the time with her dd from the states to here there and everywhere and not one question as to where dad is
    US customs and border protection website states you should carry a letter. It’s probably just not often asked for (and wasn’t in my case) but if they have any doubts they can ask for one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bezzy View Post
    US customs and border protection website states you should carry a letter. It’s probably just not often asked for (and wasn’t in my case) but if they have any doubts they can ask for one.
    My sister never an issue and she lives there. Her dd has dual citizenship aswell and can travel on either passport. It’s obviously pick and choose random

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    thanks everyone, think I'll take a letter just on the off chance we are asked.
    I like to be prepared!


 

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