Grenada: The documentation required and the procedure followed by a parent wishing to travel abroad with a minor child in the absence, or without the consent, of the second parent
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Publication Date||4 April 2012|
|Citation / Document Symbol||GRD104047.E|
|Related Document||Grenade : information sur la documentation requise et la procédure à suivre pour un parent qui souhaite séjourner à l'étranger avec un enfant mineur en l'absence, ou sans le consentement, de l'autre parent|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Grenada: The documentation required and the procedure followed by a parent wishing to travel abroad with a minor child in the absence, or without the consent, of the second parent, 4 April 2012, GRD104047.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50aa26ac2.html [accessed 9 March 2014]|
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A supervisor at the Immigration and Passport Department of Grenada, in a telephone interview with the Research Directorate, stated that a mother in Grenada does not need a letter from the father in order to travel with her own child (Grenada 27 Mar. 2012). He explained that "[t]he laws give the rights to the mother" (ibid.). However, the supervisor noted that, if the mother and child have different last names, the mother may be required to show the child's birth certificate to demonstrate that she is the child's mother (ibid.).
In terms of the requirements for a father to travel with his child, the supervisor said that, if a father wishes to travel alone with the child, and the parents are not married, he would need a letter of permission from the mother (ibid.). Such a letter must be authorized by a notary public or justice of the peace (ibid.).
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Grenada. 27 March 2012. Immigration and Passport Department. Telephone interview with a supervisor.
Additional Sources Consulted
Oral sources: Attempts to contact officials at the Consular General of Grenada in Toronto were unsuccessful. A representative of the Grenada Airport Authority was unable to provide information.
Internet sites, including: Grenada -- consulates general in New York and Toronto, Grenada Airport Authority; Maurice Bishop International Airport.