I'm hoping someone can help out: my bil's family lives in Belgium, and my pil's are planning a trip out there to look after the girls (7 and 4) while their parents travel (work related). As pil's have already been over and visited the area earlier this year, they were thinking this time round to take the girls over to England for a couple of days. Does anyone know what sort of documentation the girls would need from their parents/local gov to authorize this?
Just explaining further - I'm just gathering preliminary info, as my sil/bil have a lot on their plate right now; that way when my mil asks them if its ok to take the girls to England she will have all the info at her fingertips, so to speak, to make my sil's life easier!!! (in case anyone is wondering what business this is of mine )
I know that they would need something in writing from the parents - definitely. Technically I need DH's permission in writing to take dd back to UK without him.
My dd has been away - within Belgium - with a specialist kids holiday company. The paperwork included a form that had to been completed and stamped by the local commune, giving permission for dcs to travel OUTSIDE Belgium without their parents. So I would think that may well be necessary. It shouldn't be that complicated.
I would have thought a signed letter from the parents with contact details should be enough for the authorities. Don't see if they are not Belgian nationals, why the Gemeente would need to be involved?
Its just that some countries can be a PITA, scaryteacher. I'm in Brazil - to travel abroad with only one parent or without parents (regardless of your nationality) you have to get a notarized authorization with photos, etc. They're really strict about it. So mil was worried it was going to be a hassle in Belgium.