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May I Notarize A Child’s Permission Form To Travel Overseas?

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Clients who will be traveling overseas have asked me to notarize a “Parental Letter of Agreement for International Travel With Children.” Is this something I am permitted to do as a California Notary?K.T., Cupertino, CA

Yes. Such a permission form is regularly used for the situation you are describing. All normal procedures for notarizing the document apply.

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María

23 Mar 2015

Can i translate and notarize a childs permission letter to travel over seas?

National Notary Association

24 Mar 2015

Hi Maria, In order for us to provide you with the best answer to your question, can you please let us know what state you are commissioned in? You can also contact our Hotline Team at hotline@nationalnotary.org for assistance. Thanks!

Sandra

24 Mar 2015

Yes... You can notorize as long as all rules for motorizing are followed. I'd willing and able

MARIA

25 Mar 2015

I am in Mississippi. Many of my clients come to me with documents/letters written in Spanish. I usually translate this type of documents, but my question is if I can also certify the translation.

National Notary Association

26 Mar 2015

Hello Maria. Mississippi prohibits Notaries from performing notarizations if the Notary is a party to or named in the document that is to be notarized. If you are the person who translated a document, it would not be acceptable for you to notarize your own statement certifying the accuracy the translation.

Larry

29 Apr 2015

Good morning. I am a Notary in Florida. Can you advise me what are the requirements and procedures in notarizing a child pemission to travel abroad?

National Notary Association

29 Apr 2015

Hello Larry. Please see this article: http://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2015/04/3-tips-notarizing-travel-docs-minors

CLAUDIA BAIN

02 May 2016

Parents usually bring an authorization letter and copy and original passport (usually foreign) of child for me to notarize. I certify that I have seen original passport and notarize parent authorization.

Hiram Carmona

02 May 2016

I am notary in Massachusetts, can i notarized documents to my family like, daughter, son or wife?

National Notary Association

03 May 2016

Hello. A Notary may not notarize if the Notary “is a spouse, domestic partner, parent, guardian, child, or sibling of the principal, including in-law, step, or half relatives, except where such persons witness a will or other legal document prepared by the notary public who is an attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts” (EO Sec. 6[a][7]).

Luisa

26 May 2016

Hello, I am a notary from California, can I notarized travel permit for my sister and niece?? Another question, What do I need to know for notarize travel permit ?

National Notary Association

02 Jun 2016

Hello. A notary public may notarize for relatives unless doing so would provide a direct financial or beneficial interest to the Notary.

Valeria Peiretti

02 Jun 2016

Hi, i have a doughter 8 year old and i want her to travel with a adult to Argentina to see her dad, unforunately i can not go right now but i can go later i come back with her, she is a grenn card holder, what permission/ paper do i have to notarize in order for her not to have problem when she leave the country and get in in Argentina?

National Notary Association

02 Jun 2016

Hello. We're sorry, but we don't have that information. You would need to speak to a consulate of the destination country and the airline your daughter is traveling on to find out any travel permission requirements they require.

Jose Rafael Molleja S

27 Apr 2017

Hello, we are Venezuelan tourists, I must send my son to Venezuela and his father stays for a few more days .. The airline asks me for a notarized permit .. what kind of document should I do?

National Notary Association

28 Apr 2017

Hello. You would need to contact the airline to ask them for instructions.

Jose Rafael Molleja S

05 May 2017

Hello the airline only requires a notarized document where I authorize my son to travel alone to Venezuela .. he is Venezuelan .. my question that I must do and how you can help me to do it Thank you

National Notary Association

05 May 2017

Hello. You would need to ask the airline what type of notarization they require-for example, an acknowledgment of a signature or a jurat which requires a oath or affirmation taken before the Notary. Once the airline has told you what type of notarization is required, you can bring the document to a Notary and ask them to perform the appropriate notarization. Any other questions regarding preparation and requirements for the document would have to be answered by the airline.

Maritza

16 Jul 2017

Hello, I live in CA. Is there a specific paper that I can download to have notarized when traveling with only one parent?

National Notary Association

18 Jul 2017

Hello. You would need to contact the agency you are traveling with (for example, if traveling by air, contact the airline) to find out what their requirements are for a permission document.

Irene Goire

23 Apr 2018

I am notary in texas I whant to know what is the power of attorney that we can do so that an elder will give power to a son for paperwork of billes.

National Notary Association

23 Apr 2018

Hello. We're sorry, but questions regarding preparing a power of attorney for your family are legal questions that would need to be answered by a qualified attorney.

angela porter

30 Apr 2018

What if I’m told, the other parent is deceased or something.

National Notary Association

30 Apr 2018

Hi Angela. To help us answer your question, can you please provide more details of the notarization you are asking about?

Angelina

07 May 2018

Is there a specific form or way a letter needs to be written for child permission to travel?

National Notary Association

07 May 2018

Hello. You would need to contact the agency requesting the permission letter to find out if they have any special instructions regarding formatting.

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