Questions tagged [minors]

Questions about people younger than the age of adulthood, generally younger than 18 to 20 years old.

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Can I return to the United States as a tourist after being there illegally for most of my life, as a minor?

I was born in Brazil and came to the United States at the age of 7, in 2007. I no longer need to live in the United States because I have found success in investing and no longer depend on having a ...
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What are some tips for a child flying alone for the first time?

I am 14 years old and will be flying on a WestJet plane from Calgary to Vancouver, Canada. How early should I arrive at the airport? What do I do once I arrive at the airport? What should I do first, ...
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Can I travel from Germany to England alone as an unaccompanied minor?

I currently live in Germany and am a German citizen. My passport is from the United States of America as I used to be a citizen there. I am moving to England (UK) alone. I am 14 years old and ...
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Visiting the US after overstaying as a minor 13 years ago?

I can't seem to find a story related to mine so here it is. I am 25 and a German citizen. In 1998 when I was 7 years old my family moved to the states and we stayed until early 2002 and left ...
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Hitchhiking in Europe under the age of 18

We are two friends who are planning on hitchhiking trip in middle-southern Europe. Unfortunately, in the summer of 2017, we both will be 17 (he was born in October and I was born in December). ...
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Sleeping options when under 18 and travelling solo

I'm a 16 year old citizen of Ukraine, living in Poland, and I want to travel to Lofoten, northern Norway, by hitchhiking from Warsaw. One of the adventure's goals is to spend as little money as ...
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Curfew - Is walking on the street in Tokyo legal after 11.00 pm if you're under 18?

I am soon visiting Japan. I have a son who is not yet 16. Is it okay if I go shopping with him, or for a walk with him on public streets, after 11pm, which is the period the Japan government imposes ...
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Can a 15-year-old travel alone to Russia from the USA?

I want to meet a friend in the summer, but I've been looking at sites and each one is either vague or says something different.
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Minor drinking in Canada

My daughter just turned 19 today. She and her boyfriend went to Canada, where the legal drinking age in some provinces is 19. She just asked me "Could I get in trouble for being intoxicated, if we get ...
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What are the requirements for a minor (16) traveling alone from Russia to the USA and back?

My cousin wants to send her 16 year old daughter to visit my family for 3 weeks this summer. This will require her to fly from her home in Russia to my home in the USA alone. She speaks some English. ...
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Is it possible to book an hotel being a minor?

I've been in Morocco nearly a month, and it will soon be time for my return. During my stay here, checking into hotel rooms hasn't been an issue, but businesses aren't nearly as lenient about that ...
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Getting a US minor passport when you can't find one parent

My sister wants to get a passport for my nephew but she does not know where his father is. They split right after the baby was born and the father was never seen again. I am travelling to Mexico and ...
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Does JFK offer gate passes to pick-up/drop-off unaccompanied minor?

I am picking up my 12-year old niece on a jetBlue flight that lands at JFK then dropping her off at JFK a couple of days later for her return flight. Does JFK offer a gate pass so that I can pick her ...
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Can my friend and I spend the summer in Canada (6 weeks) at 16 years old without an adult?

My friend’s parents have a house in Canada, I was wondering can we go there from the UK and stay for 6 weeks without an adult?
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Traveling through Europe as a minor

So I'm a 15 year old teenager who moved to Germany like 6 months ago (with my family of course) and I was wondering if I could travel alone back to my hometown in Croatia for a few days with a bus ...
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Is it possible to add another passenger when reserving for my round trip ticket, so we can get adjacent seats?

I am planning to go back home. The thing is, I am going home alone, but will be returning with my daughter. Is it possible to get a ticket with one departing, and two return? So we can get seats next ...
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Crossing the German border as an underage travelling alone

My name is Madalina and I am 16. In June this year I am leaving my country by myself and have to fly in Germany as a stop-over to my final destination. I am interested in knowing whether there is a ...
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How to travel with a minor when you're not their parent?

I have a friend travelling and he will be taking his goddaughter to Disneyland Paris. She is a minor. What kind of documentation does he need to travel with her? (He is not officially her tutor or ...
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Suggestions for 15 year old ( child / teen ) travelling alone

I'm traveling to Albania from Australia next week alone. I'll be taking multiple airlines (mainly emirates) Last time I traveled overseas was when I was 12, I traveled with my family. Any things I ...
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Can a minor fly from Germany to Portugal and back without permission from his parents?

My brother (17) and I (25) plan to fly from Germany to Portugal with Ryanair. I'm worried, if they will let him on the plane without our parents. I did a little bit of research and found this on the ...
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Can I leave the airport during an international layover if I am not 18 years old?

I am traveling to Seville, Spain with a friend for a study abroad program but the flight we found has a 23 hour layover in Dusseldorf, Germany. However, I am 16 and she is 17. According to my research,...
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What is the youngest age a minor is allowed to travel alone internationally?

Is the any international regulatory body which restricts as to how old a minor needs to be until he is allowed to travel alone on an aircraft internationally? Are there any rules which might dictate ...
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Hosting foreign minors in Switzerland and Italy

We are planning on hosting a group of British minors (15 years old) in Switzerland this spring. They will be flying alone to Italy where we will pick them up at the airport and drive them across the ...
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Minor's passport photo has little resemblance. Still good for use or needs to be renewed?

Let's say a child's passport was issued when he/she is 6 months old and now this child is 4 years old. Passport is still valid for at least a year. Is the child's passport still acceptable? Though ...
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How can a 14 year old travel to Germany from the UK without adult supervision?

I have visited a lawyer here in the UK to ask if I need any documents or letters as I am underage. Other than booking with an airline that accepts children travelling alone. And he said that he can ...
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Can a teenager be company for a 9 y/o so that neither are 'unaccompanied minors'?

Two children traveling on a direct flight with family on each end. Per the airline rules (Alaska Airlines), for a teenager, traveling as a designated 'unaccompanied minor' is optional. Can a ...
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Failed driving test; alternatives to driver's license for minor's re-entry to the US?

My 16 year-old from the U.S. wishes to visit me in Canada for the holidays. She planned to obtain an enhanced driver's license, but she failed her test. Can she be refused re-entry into the U.S. ...
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Can a 16 year old fly alone in the European Union?

I have an identity card, but I have never travelled to a different country. I'm planning next year to fly from Lithuania to Cologne, Germany, to an event that will probably take place for a couple of ...
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Can I go to UK holding an accompanied visa, unaccompanied

I am a minor, 14 years old and I applied for an accompanied UK visa stating that I would be accompanied with my uncle. My visa also clearly states my uncle's name and that I would only be allowed ...
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Do foster parents have to be included on the Australian visa application?

I am a child, and live with my grandmother and uncle since my mother migrated to Australia. Should I list them on a visa application form that asks for details of parents, along with my mother's and ...
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Visiting my mother in the US; she has overstayed her visa

My mother and I went to the United States last year. But after a month, I went home to my country in the Philippines and my mother overstayed her visa, because she was diagnosed with cancer and she ...
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Can minors apply for a visa on their own to travel to South Korea for a K-Pop training program?

Does a minor need their parents' permission to apply for a visa and to travel unaccompanied to another country? I am a 15-year-old Tunisian and want to attend a K-Pop training program in South Korea.
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Travel documents required to travel to Nepal by a 8 year old child

I am an Indian national living in USA on a H1B1 visa. I will be travelling to Nepal from India, from the 13th to 18th June 2017 along with my wife and 8 year old son. Our passports will submitted to ...
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I'm traveling to Dubai with my son to visit his father, however we're not married. Would this cause any issues?

My son and I will visit Dubai. His father is working there but we are not married. Is there any problem specially with my son if his parents were not married? Edit (not from OP) to transfer some ...
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I am a minor with a UK Accompanied visa. Will I be allowed to travel without my parent, who is already in the UK?

I am supposed to be traveling to the UK tomorrow, but my visa is an accompanied visa by my mom. My mom is already in the UK (she had to leave early). Will I be allowed in the airport to enter if my ...
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Can a minor (17 years old) travel from the US to the UK unaccompanied?

I am considering taking a trip to England this summer to check out a university. For money (and experience) purposes, I would prefer to travel alone. My plan is to fly on Primera Air from BOS to STN. ...
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Travelling to Poland alone at the age of 17

I'm headed to Poland from Copenhagen Airport by myself later this month. I am 17 and thus counted as a minor. Do I need any sort of notarized letter? I have confirmed that no permission is needed to ...
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Travel restrictions for US teen living in London, wishing to travel the UK and Europe alone

In July I'm going for my second summer in London living/working with family friends. At the time of my travel I will be 15 (nearly 16), I'm highly independent and last summer I did a lot of solo ...
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Minor traveling without parents from USA to Sweden

My 15 year old daughter will be visiting Sweden and Denmark in July accompanied by her grandparents. Airlines is SAS. Does she need a minor authorization travel document? I thought it would be a good ...
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What documents are needed to take a child to the UK?

I am Brazilian taking my daughter to visit UK. She is on an adoption process in Brazil so I have her temporary guardianship until the adoption goes through. I have the judge's permit to take her to ...
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Can a child enter the UK on an accompanied visa and then leave the country alone?

My daughter who is just under 18 has a child accompanied visa to the UK. I am traveling with her to the UK for a few days. We return from UK on the same day except that she returns to India and I am ...
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I am an 18-year-old Japanese citizen. Can I travel out of my country alone?

Can a 18-year-old Japanese citizen travel alone from Japan to South Korea? Japanese citizens are not currently considered full adults until age 20.
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Solo travelling EU at 17

I am from New Zealand and was wondering if anyone has more information about travelling around Europe at 17 solo. The countries I would be visiting are Germany, Switzerland and Italy. Do I need a ...
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Traveling to the UK without adult supervision

Me and my British friend are planning a hitchhiking/hiking trip in the UK. I planned to arrive in Birmingham and leave from either Glasgow or Edinburgh. I'm 17. My question is if I can enter the UK ( ...
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Accommodation for unaccompanied teenager in Tokyo

I'm a 16-year-old wanting to go alone to Tokyo for three to four weeks, around July. As to be expected, my parents are concerned about my safety while overseas. A standard hotel is not going to cut ...
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What is needed for a minor to cross the US/Canada border via bus

I'm going to be traveling from the U.S. to Canada by myself (age 16) without any adults. I'm planning on taking a bus, and I was wondering what all I'll need. I've looked up online plenty, and the ...
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What kind of documentation do I need to fly alone within Europe, when under 18?

To fly alone from Denmark to the Netherlands, without any transfers, what kind of documentation, signature from parents or any other kind of paper does an under 18-year-old person need?
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Can I go to a bar in NYC without drinking at the age of 20

So, I would like to go to New York City next summer and for me the best time to do it is shortly before I turn 21, so I will still be 20. Will I be able to enter bars without drinking alcohol? I just ...
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Visa, 17 yr old, traveling alone, meeting the Parents, Japan

My friends have a 17 y/o daughter; they are all normal USA citizens. The parents are already in Japan for some weeks. The 17 y/o would fly separately and alone to Japan (ie, flying from the states) ...
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Can a minor child use her expired US passport as official ID to travel without parents to Puerto Rico?

Our child is a minor US citizen and will travel to Puerto Rico with a group not including us, her parents. We understand that, to make this trip without parents, she must carry an official photo ID ...