Traveling with kids

Posted by on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 4:26 pm

We see many fishing groups visit us with kids.  This is a good thing.  Taking a kid fishing can be rewarding, fulfilling and memorable for both the child and adult.  Many times we see fathers with their own children, sometimes it is a grandparent or other relative and less common but still exciting is a neighbor or other friend of the child coming along as company. 

Recently we’ve had some inquiries regarding bringing children to visit Ignace Outposts from the USA.  We are not experts in law but we can refer you to some good web resources.  With the more thorough scrutiny we are seeing at borders there are some things you may wish to consider when traveling over the border with kids.

Firstly children under the age of 16, I’d take that as being 15 and under do not require passports but they are advisable.  They do however, require birth certificates.  US Department of State  At age 16 and over, passports are required.

If the child is under 18, it is also advisable that the guardian has a signed letter from either the non present parent or both parents. US Customs and Border Protection

Here is a sample of Authorization for Foreign Travel With Minor

While you are planning this trip it is also advisable to have this form  Authorization for Minor’s Medical Treatment in the event that medical treatment is required. 

There is always lots to think about in planning a trip over international borders.  We want to make the process enjoyable and successful for you.  When you book your Ignace Outposts fishing vacation, we’ll do what we can to help you plan your trip.

We work hard to separate ourselves from the pack in regards to being just another outfitter.  We can and do offer great fishing and value for your dollar, but we are also leaders in the industry when it comes to service and doing the little things to help make your vacation as good or better than you expect.

Our motto is  “Either lead, follow or get out of the way”.  We choose to lead.