Unaccompanied Traveling Minors

Traveling minors across the German border

Minors crossing the border to or from Germany have to carry a valid passport. The so called "Kinderausweis" (children's pass) is no longer issued but may be used until expiry.

Since June 26, 2012, child entries in the passports of parents no longer entitle the child to cross the border to another country. This change, however, does not affect the validity of the parents' passports. They will remain valid without any restrictions.

Unaccompanied minors also need to provide a certified declaration of consent of their legal guardians. 

For minors who are accompanied by just one guardian it is strongly suggested to submit a certified declaration of consent of the other legal guardian.

Traveling minors across the Canadian border

Minors crossing the border to or from Canada have to carry a valid passport. They also need to provide a certified declaration of consent of their legal guardians.