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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Documentation required and procedures to be followed by a parent wishing to travel abroad with a minor in the absence, or without the consent, of the second parent

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa
Publication Date 5 November 2008
Citation / Document Symbol VCT102940.E
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In a 16 September 2008 telephone interview with a consular official of the Toronto Consulate of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, an official stated that a parent travelling abroad with a minor in the absence of the other parent is encouraged to provide a letter of permission from the absent parent, but that there are no specific legal requirements in place that must be followed. The Official added that the letter does not need to be notarized, but that in some cases, such as in the absence of the accompanying adult's name on a minor's birth certificate, a sworn affidavit could be required in order to establish that the minor is biologically or legally related to the accompanying adult (St. Vincent 16 Sept. 2008.).

No further information on the documentation required and the procedures to be followed by a parent wishing to travel abroad with a minor in the absence, or without the consent, of the second parent could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

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.

References

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 16 September 2008. Consulate of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Toronto. Telephone interview with a consular official.

Additional Sources Consulted

Internet sources, including: Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), High Commission of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (United Kingdom), Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), United States (US) Bureau of Consular Affairs.

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