Grenada: Documentation required and procedures 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||29 September 2006|
|Citation / Document Symbol||GRD101620.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Grenada: Documentation required and procedures followed by a parent wishing to travel abroad with a minor child in the absence, or without the consent, of the second parent, 29 September 2006, GRD101620.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/45f1473c11.html [accessed 12 December 2013]|
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In 25 August 2006 correspondence with the Honorary Consul General in Toronto, the Solicitor General of the Ministry of Legal Affairs in St. Georges, Grenada stated that state laws do not specifically address minor children travelling with only one parent. The Solicitor General explained, however, that where the child has a different surname from the parent he or she is travelling with, the other parent must provide written consent (25 Aug. 2006). If the child has the same surname of the parent he or she is travelling with, travel is generally unimpeded (Grenada 25 Aug. 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.
Grenada. 25 August 2006. Ministry of Legal Affairs. Correspondence from the Solicitor General.
Additional Sources Consulted
Internet sites, including: Foreign Affairs Canada, Government of Grenada, Keesings
Document Checker, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), United
States Department of State.