Due to increasing concern for the safety of children, many governments including that of Canada have initiated special requirements when children under 18 years of age are travelling without both parents.
Specifically, many countries now require that documentary evidence in the form of a notarized consent to travel letter be presented to establish the permission of the parent(s) / legal guardian(s) for a minor to cross international borders with an accompanying adult. This requirement is in addition to other legal requirements as specified by airlines and official authorities.
Also, it should be noted that a simple letter or consent form that has not been notarized by a licensed notary public may be rejected by border officials due to the fact that such letters or forms can be easily forged.
The following are examples of circumstances under which you should consider having a notarized consent to travel document:
Please complete and submit the following information form. Once the consent to travel document is prepared, a staff member will contact you to schedule an appointment.
Please Note: There is a charge associated with Red Seal Notary drafting your letter. If you already have your own letter prepared, please fill out the shorter online appointment form.