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1. Unaccompanied Minor Acceptance

  •  Unaccompanied children under five years of age are not accepted for travel.
  •  Five (5) years of age or to seven (7) years of age are accepted for travel on a single sector journey only. 
  • Children ages eight (8) to eleven (11) years of age may travel unaccompanied throughout the LIAT network.

2. Unaccompanied Minor Booking Fare and Fees

Unaccompanied children who are between the ages of 5 (five) and 7 (seven) years old:

  • Parent/Guardian will pay the applicable adult fare and taxes, plus US$ 50.00 one way/US$100.00 return.

Unaccompanied children who are 8 (eight) to 11 (eleven) years old:

  • Parent/Guardian will pay the applicable child fare and taxes, plus US$ 50.00 one way/US$100.00 return

3. Identification and Information Required

  • In order to reserve travel for an unaccompanied minor, we require the child's date of birth, gender, and full name as it is shown on their identification.
  • We also require the full names (as shown on government identification), addresses, and cell phone numbers (or other contact number) for the parent/guardian transporting your child to and from the airport.
  • After the unaccompanied minor booking has been completed, you must complete the unaccompanied minor form Click this link to download a copy of the Unaccompanied Minor Form. This form is required for both directions of the child's journey.
  • Please complete the form prior to arrival at the airport. Incomplete forms may cause delays and missed flights.
  • Parent/Guardian must present unaccompanied minor for check-in two (2) hours prior to departure time. Failure to do so may cause delays and missed flights.
  • At check-in, we require a valid passport for the unaccompanied minor.

 

4. Prepare your child for their trip

  • Prepare your child by telling them when they are travelling, what time their flights are, their destination, and who will be dropping them off and picking them up.
  • Let your child know that they are required to follow the instructions from our airport staff and flight crew at all times.
  • We recommend packing a sweater or jacket in your child’s carryon bag in the event the temperature in the airport or on the aircraft is too cold for him/her.
  • It's a good idea to put your child's name on the inside of their clothing, and to pack a change of clothing in their carry-on bag.
  • We recommend packing snacks and money for a meal; and for water or juice as liquids are not permitted passed security checkpoints. Please note that the unaccompanied minor fee does not include snacks, drinks or meals.
  • Your child’s free baggage allowance includes one (1) carry on piece at a maximum of weight of 15 lbs.(7 kgs.) and maximum overall dimensions of 21 inches x 14 inches x 8 inches (53 x 35 x 20 cms). These dimensions include wheels, all pockets and handles. The free baggage also includes one (1) checked piece at a maximum of 50 lbs (23 kgs.)

5. Picking up your child from the airport

  • The Parent/Guardian picking up your child upon arrival must be older than 18 years of age and will be required to present one piece of government-issued photo identification.
  • We require that the Parent/Guardian picking up your child arrives at the airport at least 30 minutes prior to the flight's scheduled time of arrival.
  • Children will be brought to the arrivals area or the Parent/Guardian may be required to present themselves to immigration.
  • The Parent/Guardian will be required to present their government-issued identification prior to the child being released to them.

 

Addition to Special Service Requests – Unaccompanied Minors

Procedures for all minors travelling to, from or connecting in Trinidad and Tobago

The following is required in the absence of an adult.
1. A birth certificate original or copy (in the event immigration needs to verify status of parents).
2. Notarized letter granting approval from the parents to the person meeting the child upon arrival.  The letter must have full names of the parents, telephone numbers, address and duration of stay.  In addition, the letter must advise the relation to the child (the person who is picking them up).

3. Once a none national a return ticket must be produced.

For all children entering Barbados the following also applies:


A child under the age of 12 who is visiting Barbados unaccompanied requires a notarised letter from his/her parent or legal guardian stating that permission has been given for the minor to stay with a host/hostess. The full name, the address and telephone number of the host/hostess must be included in the letter. Please note that no male other than a Father is allowed to receive minors and he must produce proof of paternity. A female occupant of the household is required to meet them. Children 12 years old but under 16 travelling unaccompanied, must meet the above-mentioned requirement. Those 16 years old but under 18 must have the full name and address of their host, however, no letter is required.

Unaccompanied Children to Antigua and Barbuda

Procedures for all minors travelling to, from or connecting at Antigua and Barbuda

1.  The procedures for Unaccompanied Minors travelling to, from or connecting through Antigua and Barbuda applies to all minors who have not yet reached their 16th birthday.

2.  If the minor is not travelling with both parents, then permission from the absent parent or parents must be provided in the form of a notarised letter giving permission for the minor to travel.

3.  There is no need for a notarised letter from the absent parent when the child is travelling with an official document that shows the accompanying parent has sole custody. Examples of such documents are:

a)    A birth certificate showing only the name of the accompanying parent.

b)    A legal document such as a court order for sole custody, or adoption papers of the child to a single parent.

4.  If one of the parents is deceased, Immigration may request a death certificate.

5.  For a child travelling alone, both parents or the sole custody parent must give notarised permission for the child to travel as an unaccompanied minor. The person receiving the child in Antigua/Barbuda must be identified in the notarised letter, as Immigration will not release the child to a third party.

Procedures for all minors travelling to St Lucia

The following is required in the absence of an adult

 Minors:

- Minors younger than 16 years traveling to Saint Lucia 

 1. unaccompanied, must have a written consent letter from any parents/legal guardians or an unaccompanied minors handling form issued by the airline. The letter/form must identify an authorized adult who will receive the child on arrival and must have the contact details of this person.

 2. with an adult other than a parent/legal guardian, must  have a written consent letter from any parent/legal guardian. The letter must indicate the duration of stay and   must identify the accompanying adult and must have the address and telephone number of this person. The letter should also identify an authorized adult who will receive the child on arrival if different than the accompanying person, and must have the address and telephone number of this person.  In both cases the Consent letter must be notarized.

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