Children

Travelling with children can be a challenge in many ways. Here is useful information you should know before you leave the country with children, as well as material on international adoption and a sample consent letter for children who are travelling without their legal guardian.

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Birth abroad

How to register the birth and confirm the citizenship of your child born abroad

Child welfare, abduction and custody issues

Your Canadian child custody arrangements may not be recognized in another country. What to do if your child is missing and may have been abducted

Children and travel

Plan before you travel with children or if your child will be travelling alone

International adoption

Information on the international adoption process and related health issues

Recommended consent letter for children travelling abroad

A consent letter will facilitate entry into a foreign country and re-entry into Canada for children travelling without both parents

Spring break

Tips to make your trip south for Spring Break more enjoyable 

Taking children on a plane

A little extra planning can make your flight a peaceful and pleasant experience for you, your children and other travellers 

Taking small children through security screening

Dos and don'ts to help you and your children breeze through airport security screening 

Tips for healthy travel with children

How to protect your children and help them have a safe and healthy trip abroad

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Consent letter

Information on a recommended consent letter for Canadian children travelling abroad.

Stay connected

Stay connected to Canada wherever you are through our various smart travel tools and social network streams.

Travel health kit

Basic first aid supplies and medication that will help you to handle minor injuries and illnesses as you travel.

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