We have had quite a few posts inquiring what is necessary to take minors with them when both parents are not going. What I would love to see is one of our great Cruisemates family who is an attorney write up and post a generic document that would be legal so that others here could copy and print it out. They would just have to fill in the blanks for the names etc. We might even be able to find a place on the homepage for it to be accessed. How about it folks, we have any attorneys out there that would be willing to step up?
I'm not an attorney, but a paralegal that works for a family law attorney. This is the form I use:
I, ________________________, hereby give my permission for __________________ to take my son/daughter, ____________________ (fill in name or names), Date of Birth:____________________ out of the country from ________________________ to _______________ (fill in dates) on __________________________ (name of ship) stopping in ports ______________________________ (fill in name of ports and dates).
(name, address & tel #)
STATE OF ___________________
COUNTY OF _________________
On this the _______ day of _______________, 2005, before me, the undersigned officer, personally appeared the above-named ________________, known to me (or satisfactorily proven) to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged that he/she/they signed the foregoing for the purpose therein contained.
Notary Public/Justice of the Peace
My Commission Expires:
This form can be modified for both parents to sign if someone is taking a friend with them.
Celebrity Century 1/09
Carnival Destiny 10/07
Carnival Destiny 9/06
Monarch of the Seas 3/06
Carnival Inspiration 8/05
Carnival Miracle 4/05
Carnival Inspiration 4/04
Sovereign of the Seas 4/03
Guys, thanks. I knew there were great people out there that would step up and do this for the others. Thanks you very much and I will see about getting these forms put in archives, FAQ's and maybe some other place as well so it will be readily available.
While both of these documents are great, one piece of information missing is the insurance information for the minor child. Also, it would be best to make some kind of statement within the document that states you allow said person to seek medical attention for your minor child. Just my 2 cents.