Travelling with children

All children and babies who travel need their own passport.

Before the child travels, make sure you know the requirements and precautions for travelling with children or for when a child is travelling alone. Extra documentation may be required, such as a birth certificate showing the names of the child's legal parent(s); any legal documents pertaining to custody; a death certificate if one of the parents is deceased; a status document from Citizenship and Immigration Canada; and/or a parental consent letter.

We recommend that you contact the embassy or consulate of all countries the child will be visiting to inquire about entry requirements.

Learn more about children and travel.

Important notice

New proof of parentage requirements for all child passport applications.