Q: May I take minor out of country on vacation without consent from the other OCONUS parent? I have placement, RI.
A: If you have sole custody, you are able to take your minor child out of country on vacation without consent from the overseas parent. Otherwise, you need the permission of the child’s other parent, whether or not he or she is OCONUS. I strongly recommend that you get that permission in writing. You may be required to present this written permission for any travel with your minor child outside of the United States.
Neville Bedford agrees with this answer
A: You will need the consent of the other parent to acquire a passport if you do not already have one for the child. As Attorney LaRochelle advises, an agreement is likely your best course of action. If you are not able to come to an agreement, and you do not have sole custody, you will likely need to file a motion with the court.
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