Travel documents for minors – Portugal
In addition to their own valid travel document (passport or ID card) all minors entering or leaving Portugal must be in possession of a letter of parental consent if travelling with adults other than their parents or legal guardians. The document should be signed and dated, with the signature(s) certified by a notary, and give the following information :
- The dates and reason for travel;
- The details of an adult who will be responsible for the child.
For minors of Portuguese nationality entering Portugal, as well as checking they have a valid travel document, border services officers check if the person in Portuguese territory who will be responsible for their reception and care is a parent/legal guardian/authority responsible for the minor.
Different forms are available depending on whether minors are Portuguese nationals or foreign residents.