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Has anyone had experience with allowing their minor children to travel with family friends on Easyjet flights?  I am receiving conflicting information about what sort of documentation my 9-year old would need to be allowed to board flights from Geneva to Italy and back.  I had thought a detailed letter from both the father and mother with the itinerary and copies of our passports would suffice if he has his own valid passport but now I am not sure.  Any advice would be most welcome.


 


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Christine 

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Dear Glocals community


Has anyone had experience with allowing their minor children to travel with family friends on Easyjet flights?  I am receiving conflicting information about what sort of documentation my 9-year old would need to be allowed to board flights from Geneva to Italy and back.  I had thought a detailed letter from both the father and mother with the itinerary and copies of our passports would suffice if he has his own valid passport but now I am not sure.  Any advice would be most welcome.


 


Cheers


Christine 


Christine CJul 4, 2018 @ 22:43
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From my experience with my own daughter, that would suffice. But why don't you just ask Easyjet? They are the ones who will be making the decision, regardless of what I or others tell you was our experience.

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From my experience with my own daughter, that would suffice. But why don't you just ask Easyjet? They are the ones who will be making the decision, regardless of what I or others tell you was our experience.


JR M, Jul 5, 2018 @ 10:19
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The authorisation you mentioned shouf be enough. But to play it 100% safe and avoid any surprises, get the authorisation signed by a Notaire as well. 


Read this: https://www.ge.ch/autorisation-parentale-mineur-voyageant-non-accompagne-ses-deux-parents


 

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The authorisation you mentioned shouf be enough. But to play it 100% safe and avoid any surprises, get the authorisation signed by a Notaire as well. 


Read this: https://www.ge.ch/autorisation-parentale-mineur-voyageant-non-accompagne-ses-deux-parents


 


Nir Ofek, Jul 5, 2018 @ 12:12
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Christine: if you get a confirmed reply from EasyJet, could you pls update this thread?

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Christine: if you get a confirmed reply from EasyJet, could you pls update this thread?


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http://www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-332/192_read-3626/

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tawb, Jul 5, 2018 @ 13:10
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Thanks Tawb, et al!  This is really helpful.  We have received conflicting advice from Easyjet and the Italian Consulate which is why I am asking.  I would like to avoid the hassle and cost of the notaire if it's not necesary.  I will update you in a few weeks once this is over!


 


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Christine 

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Thanks Tawb, et al!  This is really helpful.  We have received conflicting advice from Easyjet and the Italian Consulate which is why I am asking.  I would like to avoid the hassle and cost of the notaire if it's not necesary.  I will update you in a few weeks once this is over!


 


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Christine 


Christine C, Jul 5, 2018 @ 14:10
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An update today:  The Italalian Consulate in Geneva replies that "in the presence of a foreign passport the authority of the respective nationality is competent, not the country of destination", while the US Consulate says it is a question for the Italian authorities.  The Swiss authorities strongly recommend contacting the destination country for advice. 


 

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An update today:  The Italalian Consulate in Geneva replies that "in the presence of a foreign passport the authority of the respective nationality is competent, not the country of destination", while the US Consulate says it is a question for the Italian authorities.  The Swiss authorities strongly recommend contacting the destination country for advice. 


 


Christine C, Jul 5, 2018 @ 15:43
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An update today:  The Italalian Consulate in Geneva replies that "in the presence of a foreign passport the authority of the respective nationality is competent, not the country of destination", while the US Consulate says it is a question for the Italian authorities.  The Swiss authorities strongly recommend contacting the destination country for advice. 

 


Jul 5, 18 15:43

so sounds like you have a clear answer.

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so sounds like you have a clear answer.


Nir Ofek, Jul 5, 2018 @ 15:46
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