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Letter of consent to minors

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International Child Abduction

Travel declaration for minors under the age of 14
As of 4 June 2014, new regulations came into force concerning the letter of consent, aimed at ensuring greater protection of the child, which is necessary when a child is entrusted by its parents to another person for the purpose of travelling.
The letter of consent may only concern a single journey (considered as a round trip) from the child’s country of residence with a determined destination and dates and may not exceed, as a rule, a maximum period of six months.
Those exercising parental or guardianship responsibility may indicate up to a maximum of two accompanying persons, who shall, however, alternate between them. It is necessary to fill in the letter of consent form (Forms) and submit it to the Consulate together with a copy of the flight tickets and copies of the passports of the accompanying person, the minor and the parents. If one of the parents is an EU citizen but he/she is not able to come in-person, he/she could send a copy of the passport instead, including the signature page, by email to consolare.hongkong@esteri.it. For all other citizenships, it is necessary to come to the Consulate in-person.