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 abduction and parenting or 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

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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