Do kids need a passport when traveling overseas?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:41 PM on Sep. 28, 2008 in Travel

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  • Take a birth cirtificate and a social security card.
    leann1968

    Answer by leann1968 at 8:59 PM on Sep. 28, 2008

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  • All you need is a birth certificate or a shot record. Since a baby under two is considered a lap child. I've flown with my daughter when she was 12 months old and 18 months old and I just used my shot record and it was fine. We flew on Southwest. If you're unsure, call your airline or look up the age verification requirements online.
    OliviaOma

    Answer by OliviaOma at 9:01 PM on Sep. 28, 2008

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  • You will probably need your childs birth certificate and immunization records. The birth certificate I can understand, but not so much the shot records. My first flight with my son was when he was 5 months old, and those are the items I needed. When he was 17 months old, we fled our Katrina ravaged home, and I had nothing except the clothes on our backs and a few small toys. Luckily, I did have his birth certificate with me as well as his shot records. Security at the airport gave me such a hard time! They searched my diaper bag and for some reason detained me and my little boy for not one but 2 security checks. Maybe having had no electricity and running water made me look like a terrorist? LOL.
    CookieMom108

    Answer by CookieMom108 at 9:03 PM on Sep. 28, 2008

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  • I recently took 2 trips on a plane..and all they asked for was a birth certificate..if your going over seas you need both a certificate and a passport :)
    MaiasMommy619

    Answer by MaiasMommy619 at 9:07 PM on Sep. 28, 2008

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  • Why would you need both a birth certificate and a passport? Wouldn't a passport provide all of the information you need?
    simplyjaneen

    Answer by simplyjaneen at 9:12 PM on Sep. 28, 2008

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  • Your child should be on your passport or have one of their own.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 9:24 PM on Sep. 28, 2008

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  • Not always...they want to make sure of certain info...They checked both when I last went.
    MaiasMommy619

    Answer by MaiasMommy619 at 11:34 PM on Sep. 28, 2008

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  • Good to know! Thanks!
    simplyjaneen

    Answer by simplyjaneen at 7:36 PM on Sep. 29, 2008

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  • I've flown with my son (almost 2 now) several times and never had to show anything at all.
    Of course he's always had his own seat so he could be safe in his carseat...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 AM on Oct. 4, 2008

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  • Ya me too, I never had to show anything and he was a lap baby, but things might have changed now....
    getyoung

    Answer by getyoung at 5:12 PM on Nov. 12, 2008

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