Unaccompanied minors

If you would like to make use of this service, you should adhere to the following recommendations:

  • Contact your airline to consult the requirements and additional cost for this service.
  • Book the service more than 24 hours in advance. You can also request a children's menu.
  • Arrive at the airport with enough time to complete the necessary procedure.
  • Provide the child with the contact telephone numbers of the person responsible for picking them up in the destination airport.
  • Stay in the departure airport until the flight has taken off.

Documentation

Travel by or with children is subject to specific restrictions. Border police, both inside and outside the European Union, have a specific mandate to pay special attention to children, whether accompanied or not.

In the case of children travelling alone, border guards are authorised to carry out a thorough check of travel documents and supporting documents in order to ensure that children do not leave the country against the will of the persons exercising parental authority.

If the children are travelling accompanied, the border guard may request documentation proving the parental authority of the accompanying person(s) or of those signing the authorisation for the child to travel with another adult. In addition, if the child is accompanied by only one of his or her parents, express authorisation may also be requested from the absent parent or a more detailed investigation may be carried out if it is suspected that the child may have been unlawfully removed from the person having custody.

The following is generally recommended if the child is travelling alone, accompanied by a single parent or by third parties:

Once the authorisation form has been filled in and printed, the child must go to the offices of the Spanish Consulate General in Lima with an identity document (DNI or Spanish passport) and the rest of the documentation accrediting parental authority over the child (DNI or Spanish passport of the child, family book, etc.).

If in Spain, the authorisation can be formalised at a Police Station or at a Civil Guard Post:

Authorization for travel of minors abroad National Police (pdf, 138.76 kB)

Authorization for travel of minors abroad Civil Guard (pdf, 129.98 kB)

Company service

The service provides assistance and care for children from the time they check-in until they are picked up from the destination airport, and includes assistance in the case of flight transfers.

  • From the moment that the child receives their boarding pass, the airline becomes legally responsible for them.
  • The child will be given a bag which they should carry with them containing their airline ticket, identification document, parental authorisation and an identification sheet with contact details of the person responsible for picking them up in the destination airport.
  • Upon arrival, as a general rule, children will be accompanied out of the plane last by the staff from the company.
  • After collecting their baggage, the child is handed over to the person responsible, after the identity of this person is checked..