Formalities to know for children who travel

All children between the ages of 0 and 18 (the day of their birthday) must mandatorily possess the following documents:
- a national identity card for a journey within the European Union
- a passport for a journey outside the EU.
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A child who travels with his/her parents must possess:

- his/her national identity card for a journey within the European Union
- his/her passport for a journey outside the EU. 

If the child does not have the same name as the parent with whom he/she is travelling:

We recommend that you show:
- your family book 
- and/or the child's birth certificate (a complete copy less than three months old or an extract of the certificate that contains a mention of the child's parentage).

A child who travels without his/her parents or a legal guardian:

- a currently valid piece of identification along with a visa if the destination country requires it (www.diplomatie.gouv.fr)
- the original Permission to Leave the Country Cerfa form signed by one of the parents or the legal guardian. Download the form here

 


A child travelling to a French Overseas Department (Guadeloupe - French Guyana - Martinique - Mayotte - Réunion)

- a currently valid piece of identification (passport or national identity card)
- a Permission To Leave the Country form if he/she makes a stop in a foreign country.

Find out more:
www.service-public.fr

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