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Old 01-31-2013, 10:17 AM   #1
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traveling with kids that are not yours

Has anyone taken Kids that are not your on your vacation. My daughter is going to turn 16 and does not want a party she would rather take a friend and go on the cruise. But I would need the other parents to get their child a passport and I am sure I would need some document from them allowing me to take their child out of the country.

Anybody do this before?
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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Has anyone taken Kids that are not your on your vacation. My daughter is going to turn 16 and does not want a party she would rather take a friend and go on the cruise. But I would need the other parents to get their child a passport and I am sure I would need some document from them allowing me to take their child out of the country.

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there is a downloadable document on the DCL site. We travel with our grandkids, and that's what I bring along with their passports.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:37 AM   #3
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We have brought one of my DS friends. Also, I would recommend getting his health insurance information in the event something may happen.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:45 AM   #4
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Done it for 6 of the last 8 cruises. There is a form Disney will have you fill out. You should have this notarized with both the parent's signatures. Also make sure you have all the medical information and what not for the kid you're bringing. And it would be easier with a passport than a birth certificate. Chances are, they won't even look at the paperwork you bring. They haven't for us most time.

I've only had one time where there was any "problem" in doing this and it was with my own kids who were traveling in their grandparents stateroom and we were all on the same ship. The checker-inner insisted that we have all these forms filled out and we insisted that we, our own kids' parents, were standing right there trying to board with her. This wasn't on Disney mind you, but it was a half hour of arguing that we didn't need the paperwork since she was with us, just in a different room. Eventually a supervisor came over and cleared everything up with us.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:54 AM   #5
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There is a difference between what is REQUIRED and what is "best practice." The post above presents a good example of the difference.

What is required is that you have the form supplied by DCL completed and signed by A parent. That is ONE parent. Two signatures are not required, nor is a notary (in past years, a notarized signature was needed). That is all that is required (not a passport, not a letter giving you permission to sign anything legal or medical for the minor, etc.)

Move from that to "best practice." It is always a good thing to do those things mentioned in previous posts. A letter or documentation from both parents with a notary signature is better than a single signature. A passport is better than birth certificate.

And yes, I'm sure that only a signature from one parent is required because we have done it.

All of the above applies to the Bahamas and Caribbean cruises only. There may be additional requirements imposed by other countries on other cruises. For instance, Canada is known to be "sticky" or "safe" depending on one's point of view and is known for requesting more documentation.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:58 AM   #6
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You have to have both parents permission. Even if you are a single parent, traveling with your own kid, you are supposed to have written permission of the second parent.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:36 AM   #7
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The forms you need to have signed are included in the paperwork Disney sends to you.

Requiring a passport is a good idea - just easier than deciding if the birth certificate is good enough. I've also seen a recommendation for travel insurance, and I think that is a good idea too.

My brother took my daughter to Mexico and no one ever asked for the permission paperwork.

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