Do you need to apostille a Travel Consent Letter?
At National Apostille, Inc., we take the guesswork out of obtaining an apostille on your notarized travel consent letter. We can apostille travel consent letters notarized in all 50 States and the District of Columbia (Washington DC).
The purpose of signing a travel consent letter is to allow your minor child to travel outside of the Country with another person (Example: Father, Mother, Grandparents, Aunt, Uncle, etc..). You can obtain a travel consent letter from the airline, , cruise ship, travel agency, or you can find a sample online. Basically, the letter will State that you are giving permission to one or more people to take your child outside of the country. The letter should include travel dates, your name, the name of the child, the person the child will travel with, the country the child will travel too, passport numbers, and the return date. You will want to put as much information as possible include the airline information.
The travel consent letter will need to be signed and notarized by the person giving permission. Once the document has been notarized, it can then be mailed in to our office for processing. You will need to download our apostille order forms and mail in your original notarized document to our office for processing. We recommend that you find a notary who has at least five years of experience and one who will follow the notarial laws of their state. Improperly notarized travel consent letters will be rejected by the State causing delays and additional costs.
Here are a few frequently asked questions…
Question: Do you have a sample of a travel consent letter?
Answer: All airlines and cruise ships can provide you a sample of a travel consent letter. You can also search online for a sample. The letter should include travel dates, your name, the name of the child, the person the child will travel with, the country the child will travel to, passport numbers, and the return date. You will want to put as much information as possible include airline information.
Question: Why do I need to apostille the travel consent letter?
Answer: In order for your child to travel outside of the country, a travel consent letter will need to be signed and notarized by the party giving permission. If the child is traveling with one of the parents (Example: Father), the mother will need to provide permission. If the child is traveling with the grandparents, then the mother and father will need to provide permission.
Question: Can I apostille my travel consent letter signed and notarized in California in New York?
Answer: A travel consent letter can only be apostilled in the State the document was signed and notarized in. If the document will be signed in two separate states (Example: California and Arizona), then your document will require a California apostille and a Arizona apostille.
Obtaining an apostille on a travel consent letter can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!