Antigua and Barbuda: Documentation required and procedures to be 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|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa|
|Publication Date||27 November 2006|
|Citation / Document Symbol||ATG102095.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Antigua and Barbuda: Documentation required and procedures to be followed by a parent wishing to travel abroad with a minor child in the absence, or without the consent, of the second parent, 27 November 2006, ATG102095.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/45f146eb23.html [accessed 11 March 2014]|
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In 21 November 2006 correspondence with the Research Directorate, the Consul General at the Consulate General of Antigua and Barbuda in Toronto indicated that
[t]here are no additional requirements of minors who are travelling outside the country with one parent if the parents of [those] minors are married to each other.
For a minor whose parents are unmarried, the accompanying adult needs to have an affidavit from the other (absent) parent, granting permission for the minor to leave the country.
The parents of minors who are travelling unaccompanied must give the assurance that the minors are being met at their destination by an adult relative.
According to an official at the Canadian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago, citizens of Antigua and Barbuda "do not require a temporary resident visa to enter Canada" (15 Nov. 2006).
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 additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Antigua and Barbuda. 21 November 2006. Consulate General of the Republic of Antigua and Barbuda in Toronto. Correspondence from the Consul General.
Canada. 15 November 2006. Canadian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago, Port-of-Spain. Correspondence from an official.
Additional Sources Consulted
Internet sites, including: Government of Antigua and Barbuda, United States Bureau of Consular Affairs.