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At what age can you travel alone?

take all your doubts and find out how old you can travel alone, know what documentation and permissions are required.

All the guidelines in this article were taken from the Statute of the Child and Adolescent (ECA) Law 13.812, of March 16, 2019, you can check it through the website

Authorization for minors to travel

At what age can you travel alone?

According to article 83 "No child or adolescent under 16 (sixteen) years of age may travel outside the region where they reside unaccompanied by parents or guardians without express judicial authorization.

You will not need court authorization provided the child is accompanied:

  • From ascendant or major collateral up to 3rd degree. As an example: brothers, uncles and nephews and grandparents.
  • Of an adult (some third party), expressly authorized by the father, mother or guardian.

The judicial authorization, in some cases, may have a period of 2 years, as the judge grants.

Do not forget:

Official documents such as: RG, birth certificate or passport.

travel abroad

At what age can you travel alone?

When the child travels abroad, authorization will be waived if:

  • Are accompanied by both parents or guardian
  • If traveling with only one parent, you will need express authorization from the other parent through a document with notarized signature.
  • Accompaniment of third parties is necessary judicial authorization of the two responsible.

How to make the authorization?

When traveling nationally, you will need to fill out a form with a template on the Tribunal de Justiça (TJ) website. In the case of trips abroad, the form can be found on the Federal Police (PF) website.

As soon as you fill out the form, you will have to do the notarization and be delivered to the Childhood and Youth Court at the Forum in your city of origin.

Model of authorization for minor travel
Model available on the TJ website.

At what age can you travel alone?

Por end Hope this helps! Always stay tuned, know that all these precautions are being taken to avoid child trafficking.

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