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Sending 10 yr old kid to India with friend- affidavit letter




Hi all,

I am sending my 10 yr kid for 3 mon vacation to India aling with my mother. My friend is going to India and I am sending both my mom and my daughter with him. My mother is on super visa and my daughter recently got canadian citizenship. I applied for Indian visa to my daughter as her OCI is still in process.

My question is - I heard that parents should write a letter of affidavit that mentions that is fine to send my daughter with my friend etc.
Can anyone pls share if you had a similar experience? Also any further info on this and what needs to be in the letter and the format of the letter ?

Thank you very much.

Regards,
Sirisha.


 
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Quote:
Originally posted by sirisha

Hi all,

I am sending my 10 yr kid for 3 mon vacation to India aling with my mother. My friend is going to India and I am sending both my mom and my daughter with him. My mother is on super visa and my daughter recently got canadian citizenship. I applied for Indian visa to my daughter as her OCI is still in process.

My question is - I heard that parents should write a letter of affidavit that mentions that is fine to send my daughter with my friend etc.
Can anyone pls share if you had a similar experience? Also any further info on this and what needs to be in the letter and the format of the letter ?

Thank you very much.

Regards,
Sirisha.



The format of the letter is below. Modify it according to your needs.

https://travel.gc.ca/docs/child/consent-letter_lettre-consentement-eng.pdf

Make sure you write the name , Address, Date of Birth etc etc exactly as it appears on the Canadian passport on which your daugther is travelling and also the way it appears on the parent's Canadian passport.

Also the friend's and grand mom's details should be exactly like the way they appear on their travelling passport, whether its Indian or Canadian passport they are travelling on.

In addition I would ask you to give a self-attested photo copy of your Canadian passport and your spouse's Canadian passport along with the above PDF format consent letter. Just the photo page and the signature/adress page of the parent's passport should be enough, so the first couple of pages of the parent's Canadian passport.




 
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Forget friend or grand parents.

These days even if the child is travelling alone with just one parent, they need consent of the other parent to travel.

Due to divorce, separation and custody battles some times one parent kidnaps the child and takes them to their home country.

AMBER alert is very common in such cases. So the authorities want to make sure such nonsense is not happening.

A Japanese Canadian woman was married to a White Canadian guy. There were some problems in their marriage, like divorce or something. They had joint custody of their children, while the legal court proceedings were going on.

She ran away to Japan with the kids, and the poor sod is left here in Canada without his kids. He went to Japan and even Canadian embassy , Japanese embassy etc , but they didn't care.

Neither the wife nor the kids can be touched in Japan and they can't force them to come back to Canada. The international laws, extradition treaties etc are very complex and complicated.

Heck we can't even get playboy and convicted criminal Vijay Mallaya back to India. He is enjoying with women half his age and just married a woman his son's age in London, UK. They can't touch him.

Same thing with kids, if a parent or friend kidnaps them and takes them to another country, they are pretty much gone, Canadian laws don't apply there !


 
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Thank you Mitron.

Can anyone pls share if they had a similar experirnce of sending kids to India with friends for vacation.


 
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Just a side note.: The same documentation will be required or become necessary for local travels and connecting flights too and you may have to produce the same to the other airlines or carriers also. It will be nice to have a set of photocopies of all of the documentation with the minor in a separate envelope if the need arises for the minor.

Also, if there are other Airlines are involved in the travels on the main route, please check and make sure that you are complying with their requirements too as it varies from airline to airline.

Please also provide a similar letter of affidavit for the minor to be taken care of at a Physician's Office or any hospital by the guardian if the need arises. Also, provide a list of medications taken or any allergies encountered by the minor and a Medical Insurance Policy that you might carry for the family.

Hope this helps.

FH.


 
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Originally posted by sirisha

Thank you Mitron.

Can anyone pls share if they had a similar experirnce of sending kids to India with friends for vacation.



The experience is very individualistic and also defers from country to country, airport to airport and airlines to airlines.

So what experience some one else had won't help you. So to be on the safe side carry the letter with you, if someone else says they were not asked for it.

They might ask you for the letter at Toronto airport, but might not at Montreal airport, or in India they might ask you that at Bangalore airport & might not at Chennai airport.

Also Jet Airways might ask for it, but British Airways might not & so on.

If the flight is going via Europe ( layover, halt ), the country where you stop en route might ask for it, depending on the country. Direct non-stop flight might be the best option in that case.

Canada might not ask for it, India might not ask for it but if the flight goes via London, Paris, Amsterdam, Dubai or whatever the halt is, that particular halt city or country might ask for it.


 
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I sent my daughter to India with my grand parents. I did an affidavit with the help of lawyer saying Mom and Dad has permission for daughter to go India with grand parents.

No Canadian airport officer asked for affidavit, but Indian officer/authorities asked for it when they were returning to Canada.

So its better to be prepared before you send out your kids

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