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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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Has anyone traveled recently to Montego Bay airport with their small child? I'm in the process of getting a passport for my two year old son and traveling to Jamaica August 16th-31st... I've read that some countries require birth certificates and signed copies of consent from BOTH biologicial parents in order to enter or exit the country. Is this true for Jamaica and re entry to the U.S.?

In other words, do I need ANYthing other than my son's passport for entry and exit from Jamaica and enter the U.S.? His biological father is on the birth certificate but will not be traveling with.

Any information is greatly appreciated!!


“If puss and dog can get together, why cant we love one another?"


06/15/11: MAILED I-129F, ''fiancé visa'', petition to marry foreign born fiancé 3 months after landing in U.S.
06/22/11: CHECK CASHED! CASE MOVING FROM TEXAS TO CALI SERVICE CENTER (CSC)
06/25/11: NOA1, letter dated 6/20/11 from CSC
07/18/11: "TOUCH"
10/27/11: NOA2!! 129 DAYS
11/12/11: NVC Receives Petition
12/02/11: Kingston receives case from NVC.. Packet 3 never received. Request via email, more than one email sent.
12/19/11: Email Reply from Kingston with PACKET 4 and INTERVIEW DATE
12/23/11: MEDICAL APPOINTMENT KINGSTON
01/12/12: INTERVIEW KINGSTON 9:00am! **APPROVED!!!*
01/24/12: PICK UP VISA @ KINGSTON
01/26/12: POE @ ATL
02/21/12: MARRIED!!
04/17/12: Sent AOS, EAD & AP- Adjustment of status to "Conditional Permanent Resident'', Authorization to begin work, and Advance Parole (to travel outside U.S. while green card processes)
04/20/12: NOA1 I-485, I-765, I-131
05/11/12: Biometrics notice for appointment
05/23//12: Case transferred to CSC
06/08/12: Biometrics appointment
06/18/12: I-765 Approved & Green Card Production begins
06/23/12: EAD card and A.P. approval
01/05/13: I-485 APPROVAL text/email, Green card has been sent
01/11/13: Green Card arrives

09/22/14: Send in ROC for ten year green card

12/19/14: Green Card Expires, File for Removal of Conditions no earlier than 09/19/2014

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Filed: IR-2 Country: Jamaica
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Has anyone traveled recently to Montego Bay airport with their small child? I'm in the process of getting a passport for my two year old son and traveling to Jamaica August 16th-31st... I've read that some countries require birth certificates and signed copies of consent from BOTH biologicial parents in order to enter or exit the country. Is this true for Jamaica and re entry to the U.S.?

In other words, do I need ANYthing other than my son's passport for entry and exit from Jamaica and enter the U.S.? His biological father is on the birth certificate but will not be traveling with.

Any information is greatly appreciated!!

I traveled threr with my kids almost 2 yrs ago and their passports were good enough


CR-1 Visa

California Service Center

Consulate : Jamaica

Marriage (if applicable):

2010-11-03

I-130 NOA1 : 2010-11-09

I-130 RFE :

I-130 RFE Sent :

I-130 Approved : 2011-03-30

NVC Received : 2011-04-08

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2011-04-18

Pay I-864 Bill 2011-04-18

Receive I-864 Package : 2011-04-19

Return Completed I-864 : 2011-04-20

Return Completed DS-3032 : 2011-04-19

Receive IV Bill : 2011-04-29

Pay IV Bill : 2011-05-02

Receive Instruction Package : 2011-06-03

Case Completed at NVC : 2011-04-22

NVC Left : 2011-04-22

Consulate Received : 2011-04-25

Packet 3 Received : 2011-04-29

Packet 3 Sent : 2011-05-04

Packet 4 Received : 2011-05-05

Interview Date : 2011-06-03

Interview Result :

Second Interview

(If Required): 2011-06-21

Second Interview Result: Approved

Visa Received : 2011-06-22

US Entry : 2011-07-04

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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Okay, is this are you two U.S. Citizens or Jamaicans? I am USC and curious how immigration will take it...


“If puss and dog can get together, why cant we love one another?"


06/15/11: MAILED I-129F, ''fiancé visa'', petition to marry foreign born fiancé 3 months after landing in U.S.
06/22/11: CHECK CASHED! CASE MOVING FROM TEXAS TO CALI SERVICE CENTER (CSC)
06/25/11: NOA1, letter dated 6/20/11 from CSC
07/18/11: "TOUCH"
10/27/11: NOA2!! 129 DAYS
11/12/11: NVC Receives Petition
12/02/11: Kingston receives case from NVC.. Packet 3 never received. Request via email, more than one email sent.
12/19/11: Email Reply from Kingston with PACKET 4 and INTERVIEW DATE
12/23/11: MEDICAL APPOINTMENT KINGSTON
01/12/12: INTERVIEW KINGSTON 9:00am! **APPROVED!!!*
01/24/12: PICK UP VISA @ KINGSTON
01/26/12: POE @ ATL
02/21/12: MARRIED!!
04/17/12: Sent AOS, EAD & AP- Adjustment of status to "Conditional Permanent Resident'', Authorization to begin work, and Advance Parole (to travel outside U.S. while green card processes)
04/20/12: NOA1 I-485, I-765, I-131
05/11/12: Biometrics notice for appointment
05/23//12: Case transferred to CSC
06/08/12: Biometrics appointment
06/18/12: I-765 Approved & Green Card Production begins
06/23/12: EAD card and A.P. approval
01/05/13: I-485 APPROVAL text/email, Green card has been sent
01/11/13: Green Card arrives

09/22/14: Send in ROC for ten year green card

12/19/14: Green Card Expires, File for Removal of Conditions no earlier than 09/19/2014

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Filed: IR-2 Country: Jamaica
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Okay, is this are you two U.S. Citizens or Jamaicans? I am USC and curious how immigration will take it...

I have dual citizenship and my kids are us citizens but i'm not jamaican

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CR-1 Visa

California Service Center

Consulate : Jamaica

Marriage (if applicable):

2010-11-03

I-130 NOA1 : 2010-11-09

I-130 RFE :

I-130 RFE Sent :

I-130 Approved : 2011-03-30

NVC Received : 2011-04-08

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2011-04-18

Pay I-864 Bill 2011-04-18

Receive I-864 Package : 2011-04-19

Return Completed I-864 : 2011-04-20

Return Completed DS-3032 : 2011-04-19

Receive IV Bill : 2011-04-29

Pay IV Bill : 2011-05-02

Receive Instruction Package : 2011-06-03

Case Completed at NVC : 2011-04-22

NVC Left : 2011-04-22

Consulate Received : 2011-04-25

Packet 3 Received : 2011-04-29

Packet 3 Sent : 2011-05-04

Packet 4 Received : 2011-05-05

Interview Date : 2011-06-03

Interview Result :

Second Interview

(If Required): 2011-06-21

Second Interview Result: Approved

Visa Received : 2011-06-22

US Entry : 2011-07-04

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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I have dual citizenship and my kids are us citizens but i'm not jamaican

Thanks bajankutie!! :thumbs:


“If puss and dog can get together, why cant we love one another?"


06/15/11: MAILED I-129F, ''fiancé visa'', petition to marry foreign born fiancé 3 months after landing in U.S.
06/22/11: CHECK CASHED! CASE MOVING FROM TEXAS TO CALI SERVICE CENTER (CSC)
06/25/11: NOA1, letter dated 6/20/11 from CSC
07/18/11: "TOUCH"
10/27/11: NOA2!! 129 DAYS
11/12/11: NVC Receives Petition
12/02/11: Kingston receives case from NVC.. Packet 3 never received. Request via email, more than one email sent.
12/19/11: Email Reply from Kingston with PACKET 4 and INTERVIEW DATE
12/23/11: MEDICAL APPOINTMENT KINGSTON
01/12/12: INTERVIEW KINGSTON 9:00am! **APPROVED!!!*
01/24/12: PICK UP VISA @ KINGSTON
01/26/12: POE @ ATL
02/21/12: MARRIED!!
04/17/12: Sent AOS, EAD & AP- Adjustment of status to "Conditional Permanent Resident'', Authorization to begin work, and Advance Parole (to travel outside U.S. while green card processes)
04/20/12: NOA1 I-485, I-765, I-131
05/11/12: Biometrics notice for appointment
05/23//12: Case transferred to CSC
06/08/12: Biometrics appointment
06/18/12: I-765 Approved & Green Card Production begins
06/23/12: EAD card and A.P. approval
01/05/13: I-485 APPROVAL text/email, Green card has been sent
01/11/13: Green Card arrives

09/22/14: Send in ROC for ten year green card

12/19/14: Green Card Expires, File for Removal of Conditions no earlier than 09/19/2014

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Filed: FB-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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:dance: Passport mandatory.

Enjoy your trip.


Case #1: CR1 & CR2-Hubby & Kids
6/6/11...Priority Date
7/2011...NOA2 ~44 days
8/5/2011...NVC & IIN # Received
9/12/11... CR1 & Cr2 cases completed. ~37 days
11/4/11... CR1 & CR2 Interview APPROVED!!!
11/2011... POE
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Case #2 - F1-Sister
USCIS

10/2006....I-130 sent.

NVC
9/2011.....NVC Case # received.
1/2012....AOS Bill Paid & I864 sent.
2/2012....IV Bill Paid & DS 230 sent
2/2012....**Case on Child Status Protection Act Review**

3/2012...Case complete waiting for interview date.

KNG Embassy

11/2013...Interview date :)

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Filed: Country: Jamaica
Timeline

Good Morning Eagle Eye :star:

I have been going to JA with my US citizen child for many years.

Every time I have gotten a permission slip to travel notarized by his father.

Jamaica will have no problem letting the child in with only their passport, but the airline can request to see the permission slip from the child's other parent.

In 5 trips with my son, only once have I been asked for this letter, but I would hate to need it and NOT have it.

Here is the format to use:

LETTER OF CONSENT TO TRAVEL

I ___________________________________________________provide my consent for

NAME OF PARENT

my child(ren) ____________________________________________ to travel with

NAME OF CHILD(REN)

________________________________ to ____________________________ from

NAME(S) OF ADULT TRAVEL COMPANION(S) COUNTRY/COUNTRIES

________________________________ to ____________________________ .

DATE DATE

(List specific travel information in the space below such as airline, flight number, cruise line and ship or tour operator.)

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

Signed_____________________________________________________________

PARENT'S NAME

Telephone/Contact:__________________________________________________

Address:

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

Signature of Notary:__________________________________________________

Notary's Printed Name: ____________________________________________

Notary Seal:

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
Timeline

Good Morning Eagle Eye :star:

I have been going to JA with my US citizen child for many years.

Every time I have gotten a permission slip to travel notarized by his father.

Jamaica will have no problem letting the child in with only their passport, but the airline can request to see the permission slip from the child's other parent.

In 5 trips with my son, only once have I been asked for this letter, but I would hate to need it and NOT have it.

That's what I'm afraid of, consent is not happening in my case. I have yet to receive my son's passport and I applied two months ago. I have full custody by the state being single/unwed at time of my son's birth. However, child's father is on the birth certificate, so then we get the issues by federal govn not recognizing state law, etc etc etc... I wonder if there's a way to call ahead on the airline to ask what their policy is for a minor child/and if they stick strictly to the policy, no other questions asked?

Flying AirTran btw... August 16th!


“If puss and dog can get together, why cant we love one another?"


06/15/11: MAILED I-129F, ''fiancé visa'', petition to marry foreign born fiancé 3 months after landing in U.S.
06/22/11: CHECK CASHED! CASE MOVING FROM TEXAS TO CALI SERVICE CENTER (CSC)
06/25/11: NOA1, letter dated 6/20/11 from CSC
07/18/11: "TOUCH"
10/27/11: NOA2!! 129 DAYS
11/12/11: NVC Receives Petition
12/02/11: Kingston receives case from NVC.. Packet 3 never received. Request via email, more than one email sent.
12/19/11: Email Reply from Kingston with PACKET 4 and INTERVIEW DATE
12/23/11: MEDICAL APPOINTMENT KINGSTON
01/12/12: INTERVIEW KINGSTON 9:00am! **APPROVED!!!*
01/24/12: PICK UP VISA @ KINGSTON
01/26/12: POE @ ATL
02/21/12: MARRIED!!
04/17/12: Sent AOS, EAD & AP- Adjustment of status to "Conditional Permanent Resident'', Authorization to begin work, and Advance Parole (to travel outside U.S. while green card processes)
04/20/12: NOA1 I-485, I-765, I-131
05/11/12: Biometrics notice for appointment
05/23//12: Case transferred to CSC
06/08/12: Biometrics appointment
06/18/12: I-765 Approved & Green Card Production begins
06/23/12: EAD card and A.P. approval
01/05/13: I-485 APPROVAL text/email, Green card has been sent
01/11/13: Green Card arrives

09/22/14: Send in ROC for ten year green card

12/19/14: Green Card Expires, File for Removal of Conditions no earlier than 09/19/2014

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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I traveled threr with my kids almost 2 yrs ago and their passports were good enough

I'VE BEEN TRAVELING WITH MY SON TO AND FROM JAMAICA OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS (HE WILL BE 3 THIS SUMMER) WE ARE BOTH USC- HIS FATHER JAMAICAN. THE ONLY THING REQUIRED IS HIS PASSPORT. I'VE NEVER HAD ANY QUESTIONS ASKED AND WE TRAVEL SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR. THEY ONLY THING THEY EVER ASK IS WHY I'M VISITING AND WHO I'M VISITING.


I-130 Sent : 6/7/11

I-130 NOA1: 6/8/11

I-130 NOA2: 1/24/12

Interview: 5/14/12 (denied- but eligible for waiver)

I-601 Waiver Filed: 5/17/12

I-601 Waiver: acceptance notice received 6/24/12

I-601 Waiver: APPROVED - letter received 7/17/12

I-212: Submitted 10/9/12

I-212: APPROVED 10/29/12

VISA IN HAND- POE- Miami 11/28/12

Total time apart: 3 years, 10 months

Admin Review total: 3 months 3 weeks

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I'VE BEEN TRAVELING WITH MY SON TO AND FROM JAMAICA OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS (HE WILL BE 3 THIS SUMMER) WE ARE BOTH USC- HIS FATHER JAMAICAN. THE ONLY THING REQUIRED IS HIS PASSPORT. I'VE NEVER HAD ANY QUESTIONS ASKED AND WE TRAVEL SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR. THEY ONLY THING THEY EVER ASK IS WHY I'M VISITING AND WHO I'M VISITING.

His father is american tho... uninvolved and so terribly american, lol :whistle:


“If puss and dog can get together, why cant we love one another?"


06/15/11: MAILED I-129F, ''fiancé visa'', petition to marry foreign born fiancé 3 months after landing in U.S.
06/22/11: CHECK CASHED! CASE MOVING FROM TEXAS TO CALI SERVICE CENTER (CSC)
06/25/11: NOA1, letter dated 6/20/11 from CSC
07/18/11: "TOUCH"
10/27/11: NOA2!! 129 DAYS
11/12/11: NVC Receives Petition
12/02/11: Kingston receives case from NVC.. Packet 3 never received. Request via email, more than one email sent.
12/19/11: Email Reply from Kingston with PACKET 4 and INTERVIEW DATE
12/23/11: MEDICAL APPOINTMENT KINGSTON
01/12/12: INTERVIEW KINGSTON 9:00am! **APPROVED!!!*
01/24/12: PICK UP VISA @ KINGSTON
01/26/12: POE @ ATL
02/21/12: MARRIED!!
04/17/12: Sent AOS, EAD & AP- Adjustment of status to "Conditional Permanent Resident'', Authorization to begin work, and Advance Parole (to travel outside U.S. while green card processes)
04/20/12: NOA1 I-485, I-765, I-131
05/11/12: Biometrics notice for appointment
05/23//12: Case transferred to CSC
06/08/12: Biometrics appointment
06/18/12: I-765 Approved & Green Card Production begins
06/23/12: EAD card and A.P. approval
01/05/13: I-485 APPROVAL text/email, Green card has been sent
01/11/13: Green Card arrives

09/22/14: Send in ROC for ten year green card

12/19/14: Green Card Expires, File for Removal of Conditions no earlier than 09/19/2014

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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I have been speaking with the courts on this issue, here in Florida and if you awarded custody, you are only required to have your passport. As long as the child is traveling with one parent, that is all that matters. If he is not traveling with a parent then the notarized letter is required

This was of great interest to me since my child is traveling with me and her father has never been involved.


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Filed: FB-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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However, if by law (court order) the parents did not establish custody, then along with the child's passport, the letter of consent from the other parent is highly recommended to have to present in case they ask as not having would be considered kidnapping.

For my 2 sons, we had to go to country, far far in Jamaica to get consent (with signed letter in front of the JP).


Case #1: CR1 & CR2-Hubby & Kids
6/6/11...Priority Date
7/2011...NOA2 ~44 days
8/5/2011...NVC & IIN # Received
9/12/11... CR1 & Cr2 cases completed. ~37 days
11/4/11... CR1 & CR2 Interview APPROVED!!!
11/2011... POE
Praise Jesus!smile.png
----------------------------------
Case #2 - F1-Sister
USCIS

10/2006....I-130 sent.

NVC
9/2011.....NVC Case # received.
1/2012....AOS Bill Paid & I864 sent.
2/2012....IV Bill Paid & DS 230 sent
2/2012....**Case on Child Status Protection Act Review**

3/2012...Case complete waiting for interview date.

KNG Embassy

11/2013...Interview date :)

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Filed: Country: Jamaica
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I have been speaking with the courts on this issue, here in Florida and if you awarded custody, you are only required to have your passport. As long as the child is traveling with one parent, that is all that matters. If he is not traveling with a parent then the notarized letter is required

This was of great interest to me since my child is traveling with me and her father has never been involved.

That might be the law in Florida - but that law isn't going to apply in a different country - You have to follow whatever laws the country sets out - So it's better to err on the side of caution and have the letter or proof of the court awarded custody with you, in case you are questioned.


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