Travel document mandatory for children

26 April 2012 | European children may soon no longer be listed in their parent’s passport. To be able to travel abroad they will need to have their own travel document.

Travel documents mandatory for European kids

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The European parliament has decided that from 26 June 2012, children may no longer travel if they are listed in their parent’s or guardian’s passport only.

From that date, Dutch children need to have their own passport or Dutch identity card to travel abroad and return to the Netherlands.

Having a child listed in your passport does not affect the validity of your passport. Your document remains valid until the expiry date indicated in the passport.

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Read more about children's travel documents on the website of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs