The Government of Monaco, by Ministerial Order No. 2017- 4 of 12 January 2017, has implemented proceedings for obtaining permission to travel abroad of a minor who is not accompanied by a holder of parental authority, similar to proceedings that have been made mandatory in France since 15 January 2017.
This authorization to leave the country was reintroduced by the French Parliament by Article 49 of Law 2016-731 dated 3 June 2016, the details of which have been specified under a decree of 2 November 2016 and an order of 13 December 2016, to deal with the departure of minors to conflict zones.
In order to avoid any inconvenience to its residents in the event of a minor’s departure from France, the Principality has introduced a similar obligation.
In practice, this authorization is requested by filling out a form (http://service-public-particuliers.gouv.mc/content/download/11003/140517/file/AST_Formulaire_Mco%20V170106-2000-LB.pdf), providing the following information:
– surname (and commonly used surname, if applicable), first name and middle names, date and place of birth of the minor authorized to leave the country;
– surname (and commonly used surname, if applicable), first name and middle names, date and place of birth of the holder of parental authority who is signatory to the authorization and the capacity under which that authority is exercised, address and, where appropriate, telephone contact details;
– duration of the authorization, which may not exceed one year;
– signature of the holder of parental authority.
This duly completed and signed form must be accompanied by a legible copy of a valid official identity document of the holder of parental authority.