Is a note from a parent needed for minors crossing the border?
IT is the officers discretion.
A letter from the parents must notarized to be valid and it is a very good idea to have one just in case.
Yes a notarized letter from the custodial parent is required for a minor(*under 18*) if they are not traveling with their custodial parent/parents. Unless you have sole custody and have the court documents to prove it, there is no exception. The letter should state : where they are going, who they are going with)and the relationship to the child, such as friend's parents, aunt, uncle etc) how long they will be gone for, where they…