+Half-Canadian Posted February 3, 2007 Share Posted February 3, 2007 One additional requirement for minor children -- if both parents are not accompanying the kids through the border, you must carry a notarized letter from the non-accompanying parent giving their consent to transporting the child or children outside the US. They are quite diligent with this requirement, in order to prevent children being abducted. If the kid has a passport you don't need a letter from the other parent. Not correct, Luckykoi... This from the official Citizenship and Immigration website (bold text is mine, added for emphasis): If a minor child is traveling with only one of his parents or with a legal guardian: He should have a copy of his birth certificate as well as a letter of authorization, preferably in English or French, signed by the parent who is not traveling with him. The letter of authorization should give the address and telephone number of the non-accompanying parent. It is not necessary for the letter to be certified, but a certified letter is acceptable. A photocopy of the passport or national identity card of the non-accompanying parent, with the bearer’s signature, should be attached. If the parents are separated or divorced and the parent who is accompanying the child has sole custody, a copy of the custody decision should be presented. If one of the child’s parents is deceased, a copy of the death certificate should be presented. If the child has been adopted or is under guardianship, a copy of the adoption or guardianship papers should be presented. Note: These documents are not always requested upon entry to Canada, but they may be. We therefore strongly recommend bringing them in case they are required by the immigration officer at the point of entry (airport or border crossing). A minor child will not be admitted to Canada if the officer is not satisfied that his parents or legal guardian have authorized his stay. Quote Link to comment
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