Urgent travel warning for parents with a different surname to…

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Urgent travel warning for parents with a different surname to their child
2021-08-17 16:54:00
Parents travelling abroad with kids with different surnames have been urged to express caution. With national travel restrictions lifting, more families will be preparing to travel for the holidays. Read more: Lord of the Rings 'hobbit' holiday park could open in East Yorkshire village But they must ensure they have all the necessary documents with them to avoid issues. While it is not uncommon for parents to have different last names from their children, managing director of Stowe Family Law Emma Newman said parents need to plan ahead to avoid issues. She said: “Many of us are now looking forward to enjoying some time away in the sunshine as the summer holiday approaches but if you have a different surname to that of your child you need to take action to avoid unnecessary stress” Additional checks are in place at airports in these situations to help protect a child's safety – so parents with different last names could be subjected to extra questioning to prove they are the legal guardian. The government warns taking a child abroad without permission is child abduction. To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here. The official advice explains you automatically have parental responsibility if you’re the child’s mother, but you still need the permission of anyone else with parental responsibility before you take the child abroad. The government says that a letter from those with parental responsibility is usually enough to show you've got permission to take the child abroad. And Ms Newman has advised always asking the other parent to sign a form before travelling to set out their consent – which could be asked for at border controls. She said: “The document should provide the full contact details of the other parent and specific details of the trip including the dates, destination and address. The other parent should sign the form. It is also a wise idea to attach a copy of the other parents’ passport to the consent form.” She also explained that it can help prevent issues if you bring other documents that can prove you have parental responsibility – such as the child's birth certificate. “This document gives the name of your child, their date and place of birth and will match with the details on their passport,” she said. “It will also give the full names of both parents at the time of their birth. So be careful; if your name has changed since your child was born you will need to take more documents with you.” Daily politics briefing: August 17 Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now If your last name has been changed from your child's due to divorce, then it can help to bring your marriage certificate or change of name deed. Anyone who doesn't have permission from other people with parental responsibility may need to apply to a court to take a child abroad. If a p

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