Travel with a 14 year old..

Old May 19, 15, 7:57 pm
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Travel with a 14 year old..

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I have friends in Paris coming to visit the USA with their 14 year old grand daughter (different last name). They have international flights on Air France and UA, and we have domestic reservations on UA. Is there any documentation we can have/need to have to make this go smoothly? I don't have kids and they don't travel outside of France much so don't know what to expect here....for TSA, immigration, etc.

Thanks for any thoughts....
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Old May 19, 15, 8:00 pm
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Originally Posted by 1k-all-the-way View Post
Not sure where to post this...mods please help.

I have friends in Paris coming to visit the USA with their 14 year old grand daughter (different last name). They have international flights on Air France and UA, and we have domestic reservations on UA. Is there any documentation we can have/need to have to make this go smoothly? I don't have kids and they don't travel outside of France much so don't know what to expect here....for TSA, immigration, etc.

Thanks for any thoughts....
They need passports and return tickets. The fact that there are different last names involved is meaningless. Given the divorce/remarriage rate in the US, seems like half the kids around don't have the same names as their parents or grandparents.

You have nothing to worry about. Unless their last name is Bin Laden.
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Old May 19, 15, 8:09 pm
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I think the nice folks at the Travel With Children Forum can be of help; I'll move this there.

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Old May 19, 15, 9:19 pm
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I would bring a letter from parents stating that they have permission to consent for medical care and any medical insurance card, or whatever the equivalent is in France.
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I would bring a letter from parents stating that they have permission to consent for medical care and any medical insurance card, or whatever the equivalent is in France.
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Old May 20, 15, 1:38 pm
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This is a good one that we have used when we are going to be out of the country and grandma/aunt is watching:

http://www.acep.org/workarea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=8742
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I would do more than a letter. Notarized locally would be better. Hospitals will provide emergency care, but for non-emergencies there is no reason to wait while consents for treatment are faxed in the middle of the night.
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