Travel.gc.ca - Part 2
Travel with Children
Proper documentation is essential
Customs and immigration officials are on the lookout for missing children and may ask questions about children travelling with your clients.
Make sure your clients know they must carry proper identification for themselves and any children travelling with them. This identification includes such documents as divorce papers or custody orders required by the country they intend to visit. It could also include passports, birth certificates, baptismal certificates, citizenship cards, records of landing and Certificates of Indian Status. These documents will help prove the child’s citizenship, residency and custodial rights when returning to Canada.
For all trips abroad, a person younger than 18 who is travelling alone or with only one parent or another adult should carry a consent letter proving that the trip is permitted by both parents. For more details, visit the Recommended consent letter for children travelling abroad page.
Activities: Select the sample consent letter on this page. Keep copies of the letter on hand for your clients.
To ensure that your clients have a safe and enjoyable trip when they are travelling with children, consult our Children and travel page and recommend it to them.Previous section: Travel.gc.ca - Part 1
Help prepare for a healthy, successful journey
The Government of Canada offers free bilingual publications that will help your clients prepare for a healthy, problem-free journey. They will likely benefit from the following publications:
- Bon Voyage, But... Essential Information for Canadian Travellers
- Well on Your Way - A Canadian’s Guide to Healthy Travel Abroad
- Living Abroad - A Canadian's guide to working, studying, volunteering or retiring in a foreign country
- Advice for Cruise Travellers
- Hurricane Season Travel Tips
- Travelling with Children
- Drugs and Travel: Do’s and Don’ts
- Her Own Way – A woman’s safe-travel guide
- The 3Rs of International Travel
- Say Yes to Travel Insurance
Be sure to have copies on hand for your clients. You can print or order these and other safe-travel publications through our online catalogue.
A practical tool to help you and your clients
Your clients will appreciate having their own copy of the Traveller's Checklist – a handy reminder of important things to do before leaving Canada.
Activity: Select the checklist on this page to access HTML and PDF versions, which may be printed or ordered directly from our online catalogue.
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