I have heard that I will need special paperwork (permission) signed before I can take my 13 ys old grandaughter on the Glory to the eastern carib this year. Is that true and if so what do I need? Also does she need a photo ID as well as a birth certificate?Thank for any info.
Anytime that you are traveling with a minor and you are not the parents of that minor you will need a notorized letter from her parents giving permission for her to travel with you. In the letter have the parents detail where you will be traveling and the dates that you will be traveling. As for your other question, I am not exactly sure but it is best to have a passport or picture ID along with her birth certificate. If you don't have time to get her a passport you can always get a State Id issued for her through your States DMV. But kids do love having their passports stamped showing where they have been to, and it is the best travel document to have. Right now her passport will only be good for 5 years because of her age. This also makes it less expensive to obtain. I hope that helps.
This is the site that gives you all of the information you need to obtain pasports. I scanned over it and saw that for children under the age of 15 you will need to have both parents give permission for the child to get a passport. So if your husband is being difficult it might be best to get a State Photo ID for your son.
I took my daughter on a cruise last June and since her father (my husband) did not go with us they told us to bring (and they did ask to see) a notorized letter giving permission for her to travel outside the U.S. (something along the line of)
To whom it may concern,
I John and Jane Doe give permission for Susan Doe to take our daughter Jenny Doe on carnival cruise XXX from 1/3/2005 until 1/10/2005, which will be stopping at locations outside the united states such as Mexico etc...
We further give permission for Susan Doe to acquire any medical treatment deemed necessary for our daughter Jenny Doe while on this trip.