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International travel with Children...


I don't know why, but i was thinking about this last night. If you look online or at Government travel pages it clearly states that if you are traveling to or from Mexico with your minor child, and both parents are not present you must have a notarized permission form from absent parent. Everything i read says how Mexico is really strict about this.  Anyways we have our bases covered and i have such a letter. The thing is i have traveled in the past year 6 times to Mexico with my son. Not once have i been asked to see this letter, not at the Mexico or the US end. In fact one time i gave the customs officer (Mexican side) my sons passport and he asked who it was for, because he did not even notice i had a kid.

Now i really don't care that much, since it is less of a hassle for me pulling out extra forms, but it is still kinda scary that no one seems to care. In fact, on the same note, my sons passport was done when he was 6months old. Being 3 now he does not really look much like his passport photo at all. I could just probably grab almost any 3ish brown hair, brown eye light skinned boy and go through. Again i would never do such a thing, but God forbid anyone ever kidnapped my child, i would hope that they were not able to just get him over country lines so easy.

6 comments:

Leslie Limon said...

I needed one of those notarized permission forms when I went back to the States to deliver Ashley. And Hubby had to mail me a new one with Ashley's name on it, so I could bring all 3 kiddies back to Mexico.

I'm not sure why they haven't asked you for one.

Leah Flinn said...

Do your kids have US and Mexican passports? Perhaps having both, you wouldn't need the notarized permission.

Rebecca said...

Nope, just a US passport. Maybe i just look honest? I have no idea.

Amanda said...

I had one each time I traveled with Alana before I moved and never got asked for it. This last visit to the states I had completely forgot about it and thankfully they didn't ask again.

Rebecca said...

So it is not just me. Maybe they don't check anymore.

Krystal said...

I have never been asked for one either. The first trip down I had both girls and passports, when we walked across the border, he just asked to look in my bags. The other times, I flew down by myself and nobody asked for anything but their passports either. It worried me too...when I went to Canada as well, I was never asked for anything other than passport.

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