Traveling with a child abroad - what do I need to know?


Traveling with a child abroad - what do I need to know?

 
I found a great amusement offer in Italy and I can not wait to tell the child that we will take him there during his spring vacation. Unfortunately, the other parent will not be able to come with us because of a work commitment, but we will still travel. I have heard that in this case additional documents are required to allow the child to cross the border. What are they?
 
ID
Of course, my child must have a valid ID. Children under the age of 14 may only hold a passport and, after the age of 14, have an ID card. Depending on which country we are targeting, one of the two documents will be required. More about where we can only travel with an ID card or we will need passports I can read here. If we travel the two parents together with the child, his / her ID is completely legal. (But sometimes at the border they can ask for a child birth certificate to make sure we are his parents, for example if we have different families.) I would prepare a copy of the act in my bag for each case.)
 
Notarized consent for travel abroad
Variants here are a few:
 
The child travels with one parent, as is our case. A non-traveling parent must sign a written declaration that he or she agrees to travel only with me abroad. We can prepare the declaration of consent by ourselves, we can use the example letter of the Ministry of Interior or the notary can draw it up. Consent may be for the particular journey or until the child reaches the age of 18. In any case, once we complete the declaration, it must be certified by a notary, or by another body, which has the right to perform a notary function. Thus, if the non-traveling parent is abroad, the declaration can be certified by the Bulgarian diplomatic or consular representative there.
Before the notary, the other parent must present his / her ID card and child birth certificate in order to prove that he / she is a parent.
 
The child travels with a companion other than the two parents. In this case, both parents, guardians or custodians, respectively, must sign the declaration in which we declare that we agree that our child travels with a specified person.
The child travels alone without a companion. In this case, the declaration must include the notarized consent of the two parents, respectively guardians or trustees, that they agree that the child travels only without an escort.
However, my child's self-ride on the airplane has its peculiarities for which it is good to check the policy of the airline as the different carriers have different rules. Usually low-cost airlines do not transport unaccompanied children under a certain age, for example under 14 or under 16 years of age. In contrast, some regular airlines offer the unaccompanied child service at an additional cost depending on the age of the child. With this service, if my child is over a certain age, the airline provides an employee to entrust my child to the airport to accompany him / her during all airport procedures and hand it over to the host upon arrival. And if it is a very early childhood, it may be mandatory for the airline to be accompanied by the flight attendant, which is also paid extra.
 
When is not required a notarized declaration?
When only one parent is enrolled in the birth certificate or the other parent has died. However, at the border, an original and a copy of the child's birth certificate and / or the death certificate of the parent must be provided.
When the non-traveling parent is not a Bulgarian citizen.
When a child lives long-term with his / her parents abroad, this is reflected in his or her identity document or holds and presents an official residence document in the country concerned.
When the child has a nationality other than Bulgarian, the case is a little more special. If the child presents both his / her Bulgarian passport / ID card and the alien, the declaration-consent of the absent parent will not be necessary. But if only a personal document from the other country is presented, the declaration will again be required.
When the non-traveling parent is deprived of parental rights. But an original and a copy of the deprivation law will have to be presented.
When the court authorized the child's trip. Again, an original and a copy of the court document must be submitted. This is where the parents have been unable to understand whether the child is traveling abroad or for some reason one of the parents can not give their consent and the matter is referred to the court.
If I have a totally different opinion with my mother / father about whether or not she can travel abroad alone or only with me, I can apply for a substitute consent to the District Court at this address of
 


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