FAQ Visa and Immigration Program Other applications and services General Questions I am travelling with my minor child without my spouse. What documents must I present?
I am travelling with my minor child without my spouse. What documents must I present?
You must present the following documents:
- A copy of the child’s birth certificate
- A letter of authorization signed by the parent who is not travelling, containing their address and telephone number, in English or French if possible, and
- A photocopy of the non-accompanying parent’s signed passport or national identity card
If the parents are separated or divorced, and share custody of the child, the parent travelling with the child should carry copies of the legal custody documents.
If the parents are separated or divorced and one of them has sole custody of the child, the letter of authorization may be signed by that parent only and they should bring a copy of the custody papers.
If one of the child’s parents is deceased, the travelling parent should bring a copy of the death certificate.
For more information, see Minor children travelling to Canada.
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