Does the child need a visa?
Nowadays, many parents have the opportunity to send their children to study or rest abroad. The actual problem is the design of the relevant documents. And so, does a child need a visa to travel abroad? Consider in detail the issue.
When you need a visa for a child
If in the country where you are going, a visa regime is established, then the visa for the child, as well as for an adult, must be issued. But there are countries to which a visa is not needed, for such countries it is enough to have passports for parents and children.
Consider some of the nuances of paperwork that should be considered when choosing a country in which the visa regime is established. Visa for the child can not open, if there is an old-style passport of the parents, in which it is inscribed. Such a record is made and certified only by employees of the Federal Migration Service at the place of residence.
It should be borne in mind that if the child is recorded in your passport and you plan to travel with him, then filling out the visa application form, note that you will travel with the child.In this case, you will receive a visa, in which there is a special mark that you are traveling with your child.
If parents have an international passport of a new sample, then the child is no longer entered into such a passport. In this case, a visa for the child is required. To do this, one of the parents must fill out a form at the consulate and put his signature on it. Basically, one of the parents independently submits all the necessary documents for obtaining a visa for the child. The embassy may require the presence of the child during the paperwork, if he is more than 14 years old, or if there is a special requirement.
Be careful when collecting documents - for children and adults, this list is different. Getting a visa for a child also depends on the consent of the second parent to leave the country. Such consent must be notarized. The list still has a birth certificate. The important point is also the fact that these documents must be certified by a notary in the language of the country in which you plan to travel.