Some locations (such as Belize, Brazil, Ghana and South Africa) require that travelers under the age of 18 present a Parental Authorization Form at the airport, indicating that the participant has permission to travel with the group. A parent or guardian must complete this form and have it notarized no earlier than 30 days prior to departure. Travelers must take this Parental Authorization Form on tour. Please do not send it to EF. If you're unsure whether your tour requires this form, please contact us.
Download here: Parental Authorization Form (PDF)
Parent/s or guardian/s must complete the form on the reverse side, and have it notarized no earlier than 30 days prior to departure.** The form can also be downloaded from the Forms and Resources section of your personalized website at eftours.com/login. You must take this Parental Authorization Form, copy of photo ID’s of signees, and any further documentation per stated below with you on tour. Please do not send it to EF.
- If parents of a minor are married, both parents must sign the form, even if one parent is accompanying the minor.
- If parents of a minor are divorced, both parents or the legal-custody parent must sign the form, and proof of divorce must be established on the form during notarization. Proof of divorce and court order showing sole custody must also be taken with you on tour, as it may be required at the airport.
- In the case of a deceased parent, a death certificate is required during notarization. A copy of the death certificate must also be taken with you on tour, as it may be required at the airport.
For further information, please visit travel.state.gov
** When traveling to South Africa additional information may be needed in addition to the above form. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/SouthAfrica.html under entry and exit requirements for further details.