Example Permission Letter to Take Child Abroad

International travel is generally tightly regulated. They require parents to give their children’s companions to express permission to handle their children. This permission is usually asked for at the airport immigration department before any departure from the country. In the absence of this express permission, the person in the custody of the child is normally ordinarily deemed to have abducted the child. Knowing how to draft this letter is hence a crucial thing to do. We have prepared two samples; one paper and the other e-mail to help you out in this.

Permission Letter Template (to Take the Child Abroad)

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Your Address
Your City, State Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email
City, State Zip Code

Respected Mr. /Ms. Last Name:

Re: Permission Letter to Take the Child Abroad

I am the father to the child named _______________ (name of the child). I understand that _____________ (identity of the companion) wants to take him to _____________ (destination) from ___________ (mm/dd/yyyy) to ________________ (mm/dd/yyyy).

I, with this expressly authorize him to do so. We have already discussed how we shall care for any losses or liabilities that may potentially arise in the course of the travels.

Enclosed in this envelope are certified copies of my child’s original identification documents. Feel free to peruse them for any further actions to that effect.

Just in case you want further clarification or independent verifications, reach me on XXX-XXX-XXXX. I am always on standby in this end to provide those pieces of information.

Signature (hard copy letter)

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Email Example

Subject: Your Name – Permission Letter to Take the Child Abroad


Dear Mr. /Ms. Last Name:

My name is _________________ (your official name). I am the _________________ (father/mother) to ___________________ (name of the child). He is to travel alongside _______________ (identity of the companion) to _____________ (destination).

The journey shall start from ___________ (source) on _____________ (mm/dd/yyyy) and end on _____________ (mm/dd/yyyy). I expressly authorize him to take my child to that destination within the stipulated timeframe.

I have also attached scanned copies of his original birth certificates, student IDs, passport, and other unique identification documents. Could it be that you still want to seek extra clarification from me? Talk to me on the phone via XXX-XXX-XXXX.

Many thanks in advance for your cooperation.


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Samples in Word Format

Permission Letter to Take the Child Abroad

Permission Letter to Take the Child Abroad Email example

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