i want to treat my kids to a nice holiday abroad but my ex (we’ve been separated 7years divorces for 1) won’t give me written permission to allow me to travel with them. Has anyone traveled with their kids without permission and been questioned in regards to not having it? I don’t really want to pay solicitors etc when I’ve got to save up for the holiday aswell but I don’t want to pay all that money and have two excited kids to be refused entry into which ever country we decide to go to. My ex hasn’t seen them propery in the 7years we’ve been separated apart from 2 visits which he then decided after second one has wasn’t going to bother anymore!
Do you need permission? This never even crossed my mind!
I took my youngest abroad a couple of years ago with no problem and am taking all mine away in a few weeks and hadn’t planned on getting official permission (although their dad knows and has no problem with it).
Dippydoo – a basic question, do you have the same surname as your children? I’m thinking of changing my name back to my maiden name which would mean I have a different surname from my daughter. We have family in Italy who I would like to visit when we have the money but worry that having a different surname from my daughter my cause issues getting in or out of the country. My solicitor said I would need written permission aswell from my daughter’s father.
<span style=”color: #666666; font-family: mon_light; font-size: 14.6667px;”>”For any legal name change to take place whether that’s a child taking on different surname, you using your partners surname, going back to your maiden name or changing your name all together you must change it by deed poll if your not quite sure how to go about this you can always have a look here for all the information you need </span>https://www.gov.uk/change-name-deed-poll/overview<span style=”color: #666666; font-family: mon_light; font-size: 14.6667px;”> This should cost your around £36.00.”</span>
AJ – You can of course keep your old invalid passport as proof of your previous married name.