Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 2 weeks in Southern Italy
  2. 2 Rome & Florence, 10-12 days or so
  3. 3 Florence and Siena Restaurants
  4. 4 Short trip to Athens and Santorini. Ideas welcomed
  5. 5 Four weeks in the UK: Critique my itinerary?
  6. 6 Stay in Saronno to see Como and Milan?
  7. 7 Cochinillo in Segovia
  8. 8 What clothes?
  9. 9 Trip Report One week in Sicily - Taormina, Ortigia, Agrigento & Palermo
  10. 10 Top Tourist Mob Scenes in Europe
  11. 11 Amsterdam hotel with a canal view
  12. 12 GPS vs Google Maps
  13. 13 Requesting Suggestions for Venice
  14. 14 Berlin bans Airbnb apartment letting
  15. 15 Once in a life time 3 month Europe Trip
  16. 16 10 nights in France
  17. 17 Questions about Italy again
  18. 18 Spain schedule - reality check please.
  19. 19 Question about Hostels in Europe during the summer
  20. 20 Stop between Munich and Cochem (long train ride)
  21. 21 Who Tips In Paris Cafes and How Much?
  22. 22 Uber in Paris: OK now ?
  23. 23 Advice for Florence & Rome with Baby
  24. 24 Driving Tour - Bari to Bologna
  25. 25 Car rental in Caen?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Affadavit Required to Take Others' Kids & Even Your Own Out of the Country

Jump to last reply

In preparation for our upcoming trip to France I was going over tickets, passports, etc., today, and noticed for the first time on the itinerary that always comes in our ticket package from the consolidator we use a highlighted notice that if we are traveling out of the country with kids not our own, or if only one parent is traveling out of the country with kids, you MUST carry a notarized affidavit from the parent(s) not traveling saying you have his/her/their permission to take the kids abroad.

I had read and heard about this in the past, but this is the first time that the itinerary I received from the consolidator even mentioned it. I called United Airlines (our carrier for this trip) and they confirmed that it was entirely possible we might be stopped and even prevented from traveling without such affidavit, especially since my children have a different last name from mine and we are traveling with a friend of my daughter's as well.

Those of you traveling in such circumstances might want to take note. The last thing anyone wants is to get to the airport and find out you can't travel because of some new regulation you might never have heard about. For the past 9 years, I have traveled over to Europe with my children but without my husband (but we traveled home all together) and no one has ever said boo about it, but I get the sense the airlines are taking this issue more seriously now.

23 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement