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    travelling without husband

    have you travelled without your husband but with your baby/babies? i heard that in "some" countries, you have to get a notarised letter stating that your husband gives you his full permission to travel alone with the baby/babies.

    if you have come across this "notarised letter" situation then do you mind telling me which country required that letter?

    i'm planning to travel to few countries next year so i want to be fully prepared for what will hit me at the immigration controls.

    cheers!

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    canada doesn't "require" it, but they strongly suggest it (emphasis theirs). previously i stated that it should be notarised. but after further reading, just today, i discovered that it does not have to be notarised, but it COULD also be "witnessed" by a lawyer, commissioner of oaths, a notary public or some such.

    i have also heard that it may also be required for germany...

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    which countries are you travelling to?

    We have been to the following and have not been asked for a letter.

    US
    China,
    Singapore
    Thailand

    I do carry a copy of his birth certificate, as I use my maiden name.

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    Thats something new to me, thanks for mentioning it though.

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    Neither UK, Malaysia, France or Australia require one either. I have travelled also to Singapore & Thailand as Rani said no issues there. I must admit I have never heard of this requirement either so will be interested to see if there is anywhere other than Canada that does!

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    I;ve traveled to the US without my husband and just with my son and we didn't need to show any letter. I've never heard of this requirement either.

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    The EU, including Germany does not require such a letter.

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    cheers for the replies. i'm planning to travel to UK, US, greece and some parts of asia in the near future and read and also heard about this "letter" so wanted to check if such letter is really needed.

    seems like i dont need the letter so saves me the time and hassle to find a notary public - woohooooo!


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