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My fiancee has a daughter that will be coming along with her to the US. She is only 4. It is my understanding that her father's permission is required in this situation even though a child has her own passport. I'm lookign for an example of a form/template/verbage/language that explains and outlines the specifics of this situation in legal and binding terms. Just want to make sure we cover all the bases before proceeding and that the form is enforceable by law once it's signed and notarized. Is there such a form? Whoever was in the same situation as us please share your experence. You help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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Hi,

My fiancé' has a 15 year old daughter.. I told her she needed a notarized letter from the father stating his agreement for her to come to live in the USA. My fiance' said this was not necessary, but eventually agreed to get the letter from the father..

Throughout the whole process, no one ever asked for the letter. They have their passports Visa and plane tickets and are coming in a few weeks..

So, I am sorry I do not have any advice to give. Only to say that we have this letter and it was not needed...

I feel more comfortable having the letter, just in case... Somehow, my fiance' got her ex-husband to go to a lawyer at his expense.. Its a simple letter, stating that he gives his permission for his daughter to travel and live in the US with the expectation that she will remain a resident of the US and she will apply for citizenship when able.

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The one exception to needing a letter from the father is if the mother has legal sole custody which is a different piece of paper. Check around the forum, I know somewhere someone posted a template for what the letter should say. Also the only place the letter will be asked for is at Immigration at the airport when they depart. If they can't produce the letter they will be denied boarding so I would arrange to get one ASAP.

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My wife insisted she did not need any such letters but I pushed her to get one anyway for her teenage son, just turned 14 when they traveled here. Her daughter, 2 at the time of moving, had no father listed on the birth certificate and so no letter was gotten. I don't know if it was ever asked for at the airport but nobody else seemed to want it.

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Russia specific question....

My fiancee has a daughter that will be coming along with her to the US. She is only 4. It is my understanding that her father's permission is required in this situation even though a child has her own passport. I'm lookign for an example of a form/template/verbage/language that explains and outlines the specifics of this situation in legal and binding terms. Just want to make sure we cover all the bases before proceeding and that the form is enforceable by law once it's signed and notarized. Is there such a form? Whoever was in the same situation as us please share your experence. You help would be greatly appreciated!!!

Thank you!

Look back at similar topics responded to by Gary and Alla; he's given some examples to the wording required.

There is no standard form but it must state permission to permanently reside in the US and permission to return to country and then leave again.


Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

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I'm looking for a similar template/letter example to immigrate my wife's 6/yo with her from Canada to the US. This is probably a common request to have an example, or something with all the legal jargon already provided so that just the names/information can change. I need this later to be notarized.


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