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I am planning to take my 10 year old grandchild on a domestic flight. Will I need any documentation from her parents that I am authorized to take her out of state? If so, what do need? Thank you for your help.
You do not need any documentation, permission from the parents, but in case of any kind of emergency, it is good if you have copies of their birth certificates, and copies of their insurance cards.
I used birth ceritifaces to get age related discounts. (One of my grandkids is very tall, looks much older than he is.)
I agree with every recommendation thus far. For me, this comes down to "need" vs. "wisdom". If for any reason, the TSA, police, etc. want documentation to prove you have the right for him/her to be with you, you can show them. Wouldn't you hate to be questioned and wish you could?
I will add that I think it's good to have at least three copies of everything, especially if something is notarized. You never know when a copy will be kept. And do remember to keep all the documents with you (no checked baggage or, in my opinion, carry on) at all times. Losing these could prove troublesome ...