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    Travel abroad with a child

    Is a document needed from one of the parents giving consent,anyone ever been asked for one?


    the below site says no, but you never know..



    Travelling outside the Russian Federation with a child
    If a child is travelling with one of their parents, the consent of the other parent is not required.

    If the child is traveling abroad alone or with other persons, you must prepare a notarized consent from at least one of the parents or a legal representative of the child.

    https://www.svo.aero/en/passengers/p...-with-children

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    It is a REALLY good idea to have. Better safe than sorry. Sometimes they ask, sometimes they don’t.

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    The text is correct, so only if traveling without either parent. Been traveling lots, no issues.
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    for sure it is required.

    last time i went thru, they double and triple checked. even took my kid aside asking him who i was and who he was and where he was going and why, etc.

    not only do you have to have a letter, it has to be signed and notorized.

    better safe than sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by americaninmoscow View Post
    last time i went thru, they double and triple checked. even took my kid aside asking him who i was and who he was and where he was going and why, etc.
    Did you have - and show them - your child's birth certificate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge View Post
    Is a document needed from one of the parents giving consent,anyone ever been asked for one?

    the below site says no, but you never know..
    Wifey always takes consent letters for step-kids (her natural born children, that is). Always.

    Usually she is asked to show them, and they usually look at them carefully (sometimes less carefully, though). Only once or twice have passport desks waved it away saying no longer required.

    So whatever the official docs say, it's better to have them. You really don't want to have to argue the point at passport control.

    Note, some visa offices also ask for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natlee View Post
    The text is correct, so only if traveling without either parent. Been traveling lots, no issues.
    from the replies I read here it seems they are looking more at MEN traveling with kids then women?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Armoured View Post
    So whatever the official docs say, it's better to have them. You really don't want to have to argue the point at passport control.

    Note, some visa offices also ask for this.
    Visa offices - yes, passport control - no; if they do, tell them to look up the law!

    Seriously though, my daughter's dad lives in the UK, small town with no known notary, so we would struggle if this paper was required! She has her dad's last name, too, one that's very different from mine, and all they ask for (sometimes!) is the birth certificate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by natlee View Post
    Did you have - and show them - your child's birth certificate?
    yes. i have everything bundled together so it is very easy to pull out whatever they ask for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natlee View Post
    Seriously though, my daughter's dad lives in the UK, small town with no known notary, so we would struggle if this paper was required! She has her dad's last name, too, one that's very different from mine, and all they ask for (sometimes!) is the birth certificate!
    Meant to say thanks for this - good to know. I'll pay more attention and see if we can dispense with these. Fortunately not too hard for us to get this paper.

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    I got the document, better play it safe. Left Russia the other day, the document wasn't asked for, not even birth certificate .
    My son has 2 citizenship, he looks different in both passports , he's 12 months in 1 and 4 years in other, womam at check-in did ask if I have more than one child.

    At passport control, they even didn't ask for the migration paper, second time this happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge View Post
    the document wasn't asked for, not even birth certificate .
    Well, if he has got passport(s), what's the sense to ask for birth certificate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatAndy View Post
    Well, if he has got passport(s), what's the sense to ask for birth certificate?
    To make sure the person the child is traveling with, one claiming to be the child's parent is indeed their parent
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    Quote Originally Posted by natlee View Post
    To make sure the person the child is traveling with, one claiming to be the child's parent is indeed their parent
    You're right, it could have been my brother travelling with my son, they share the same surname.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natlee View Post
    To make sure the person the child is traveling with, one claiming to be the child's parent is indeed their parent
    what she said

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