Permission letter for child to travel

Permission letter for child to travel


A permission letter for a child to travel is usually written by a parent or guardian who is allowing a child or ward to make a trip without the parent or guardian. The letter is an authorization letter permitting the child to be taken by another individual or group without holding anyone responsible for any possible mishap that may incur on the child during the trip. It is asked by the authority to make sure that the parents are aware of the trip details It is often used as security by the trip organizers.

This letter is addressed to the authority by the parents of the guardian. It is legally required as the child may be of underage thus a trip without this letter being given can lead to legal complications.  Use simple language in the letter. It is usually a formal letter which uses an appropriate format. It must be brief and to the point. Mention that you are granting the permission as it is a required formality. Before writing this letter make sure that you are aware of all the trip details, the place, authority in charge, etc. to avoid taking a risk. Unnecessary details must be omitted. Use our sample letter below to write your letter.



Dolores S. Smith

3014 Indiana Avenue
Mililani, HI 96789



Mary J. Brown

Glory Hill High School

4310 Lakeland Park Drive
Tucker, GA 30084

Dear Ms. Brown

RE:  Permission to join school excursion for Jane D. Smith

I, Dolores S. Smith, mother of Jane D. Smith, grade 4, am writing to permit my child to travel with the school on a day’s outing to the National Zoo on DD/MM/YYYY.

I understand that there will be 5 Glory Hill High School teachers accompanying 30 Grade 4 students on that trip which will take 2 hours. I am assured that all safety precautions will be taken to ensure the full security and safety of my child and others on this trip. With that, I shall release all indemnity against Glory Hill High School if any mishap should befall my child during the trip.

I shall expect my child to reach the school for pick up on the same day at 5 pm after dropping her at 7 o’clock in the morning.

Thank you.

Yours Sincerely,

Dolores Smith

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