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Can I Travel With My Child Without Consent From the Other Parent?

Written by Russell Alexander ria@russellalexander.com / (905) 655-6335

It is strongly advised that anyone travelling with a child carries a consent letter signed by the non travelling parent(s).

A consent letter is not a legal requirement in Canada but it can simply travel as it may be requested by immigration officials. The letter confirms that the children have permission to travel abroad from their parents or guardians who are not travelling with them.

If you have a Court Order or a Separation Agreement, you should review the terms to see if there are any limitations on your ability to travel and if a consent letter is required.

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues, including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Oshawa, Concord, Lindsay, and Peterborough.

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