International Travel Child With Different Last Name03/09/2019
Travelling with kids is truly amazing, as they can familiar to new things. This includes meet up with new people, new culture. But only problem appears once there is an international travel child with different last name.
Although, there are number of options work, once you are considering for travelling with kids abroad. A child can either be adopted, parents are separated or divorced.
But, travelling kids with different last name is now very difficult once you are trying to cross immigration control. Now-a-days, immigration control almost all over the world are much stricter.
As, the child kidnapping or trafficking is happening almost everywhere of the world. Sometimes, to provide a better protection for a child they follow much stricter polices.
However, if a child is visiting with both of the parents, who use same surname on their passports. They can travel safely without any issues.
One of the Labour MP was stopped at the immigration control for having a different surname for her child on the passport. But, she was married and on a holiday in France with her husband at that time.
Initially, she was able to cross French immigration authorities without issues. But, once she was in the UK immigration control with her child.
It make suspicion among immigration authorities. She was using her birth name on her passport, rather than her husband’s surname from marriage.
Also, the immigration authorities asked her to provide her birth and marriage certificate. But, in-fact the child was using her father’s surname on the passport.
According to Mumsnet provide some useful suggestion that will help you to take your kids for international travel:
Firstly, you will need to check the procedure in advance. Check with airlines and find out their policies. Also, don’t forget to check with specific embassies about their requirements for taking children, where you are travelling to and returning from.
Secondly, make sure that you have necessary documents like marriage certificate, birth certificate in hand. At least, this will prove who you are.
Thirdly, if your child have any specific requirement for international travel. For an example, if both of parents share custody of a child. Then, you need to ask a solicitor to provide you further assistance.
Fourthly, if a child travelling with someone else for an example, grandparent, uncle, aunt. Then, they need to provide a travel consent letters from the child’s guardian. This will demonstrate to the immigration authorities where the child is travelling to and when is returning from.
Also, very soon you can travel without having a passport.