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Can my 16 year old daughter travel abroad without parental

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Can my 16 year old daughter travel abroad without parental consent. Im am divorced from her dad and we have shared custody. it is a friend of her dads who wants to take her away. No family members will be traveling with her.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 6 years ago.

Hi

 

If she is 16 then she is free to go anywhere she likes without parental custody unless there is a court order governing where she will reside beyond that.

 

She does not need your consent to apply for a passport or, I'm afraid, to leave the country.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
She has a passport that was issued before she turned 16. If I felt the person she is travelling is unstable is it possible to prevent her travelling. Is she not still a child in the eyes of the law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 6 years ago.

No.

 

She is not a child. At 16 she is free to go where she likes.

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