Documents required for legal guardianship

We're travelling to Switzerland and Italy with two children (11 year old and 15 year old) who will be travelling without their parents, we'll be their legal guardians. What documents are required to prove this?

Especially for Swiss pass, it mentioned ID for legal guardian, is it something specific?

Also, we'll be flying into Switzerland and flying out of Italy, would authorities at the airports also require proof of legal guardianship, and what form will this take?

Any guidance would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 22, 2015 16:07
    Hello.

    I apologize for the delay getting back to you. You would want to bring the documentation provided by your state court when you were awarded legal guardianship. I'm sorry, as we would not have any information about what would be required at the airport.
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    Ask the airlines involved. The airline taking you to Switzerland will know what info is required for this country, and the airline taking you home from Italy will know what info is required there. The info required by each of the 2 airlines should be the same info required by each of the 2 countries involved, respectively speaking. While the 2 countries involved may not have identical requirements, the requirements will at least be very similar. I have found the airlines to be very helpful in this area. You could also go online and ask the State Dept; they will know and provide you with the necessary info, or so I assume. I have not previously utilized the services of the State Dept, but I would think this is right up their alley, so to speak. As kids go overseas all the time without their parents (they go on tours; they go to schools; etc), this info is available, and you will timely locate it, I feel certain. So, no stress; planning the trip is part of the fun! Enjoy your travel adventures!
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