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    • sezer87
    • By sezer87 14th May 18, 12:38 PM
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    Grandparents taking child abroad do they need a consent letter????
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    • 14th May 18, 12:38 PM
    Grandparents taking child abroad do they need a consent letter???? 14th May 18 at 12:38 PM
    HI
    My parents are taking my child abroad I've been told that due to them having a different surname I need to provide a letter of consent and send the child's and my own birth certificate is this right????
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    • sheepy21
    • By sheepy21 14th May 18, 12:51 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 12:51 PM
    I don't know if things have changed, but I used to travel abroad with mine without any troubles. I once got asked at check in who I was traveling with and confirmed she was my grandmother and that was fine.
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    I have taken 2 different grandchildren abroad, on both occasions on the return journey I was asked if I had a letter of consent from their parents for taking them out of the country. On the 1st occasion I didn't, but in an extreme coincidence the boarder policeman at Brussels had went to school with my son in law in a remote Scottish village (he recognised my grandson's unusual surname) he advised me I should have a letter of consent. On the second occasion they accepted the letter but advised me that my daughter should have added her phone number just in case they wanted to check with her.
    • thorsoak
    • By thorsoak 14th May 18, 1:20 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 1:20 PM
    Oh yes! Grandfather of 4 children (including 2 step-grandchildren) needed letters of authority from parents plus copies of birth certificates and marriage certificates. The two sets of parents also got him a teeshirt (with photos of the children, stating "I'm the granddad" and the grandchildren each had a teeshirt with photo of granddad on saying "he's my granddad"!
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 14th May 18, 1:36 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 1:36 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 1:36 PM
    Oh yes! Grandfather of 4 children (including 2 step-grandchildren) needed letters of authority from parents plus copies of birth certificates and marriage certificates. The two sets of parents also got him a teeshirt (with photos of the children, stating "I'm the granddad" and the grandchildren each had a teeshirt with photo of granddad on saying "he's my granddad"!
    Originally posted by thorsoak
    Oh, well. If its on a t-shirt it must be true
    • sezer87
    • By sezer87 14th May 18, 1:49 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 1:49 PM
    Love the t-shirt Idea
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 14th May 18, 2:04 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 2:04 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 2:04 PM
    Due to child abduction happening things have been tightened up and you need permission of everybody with parental responsibility.

    https://www.gov.uk/permission-take-child-abroad
    • thorsoak
    • By thorsoak 14th May 18, 2:23 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 2:23 PM
    Oh, well. If its on a t-shirt it must be true
    Originally posted by LandyAndy
    Believe me - it is true! I'm the Granny! (was other side's Granddad )
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