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Traveling with baby: what formalities?


Are you planning to travel with baby soon? Whether on a long holiday or a simple trip, some formalities are required.

Here are some answers to take advantage of these good family moments with peace of mind!

  • Remember to bring the baby ID card. It will be essential if you plan to travel with a baby in a country of the European Union, the Schengen area or Switzerland. To get your child's ID card, nothing is easier. All you have to do is go to the city hall of your city and ask for it. Know that your little one will necessarily accompany you during this process so that his fingerprints can be recorded. The ID card is valid for ten years and, of course, it remains free. After providing various documents, you will have to wait 3 weeks before obtaining it.
  • If you are traveling in Europe, know that baby must necessarily have a European Health Insurance Card. With a validity of one year, it allows to take advantage of a medical expenses according to the legislation in force of the country in which you are. Valid for one year, the card is free and nominative. You can make the request at a CPAM office, but also by telephone or Internet. You will receive it within a maximum of 3 weeks.
  • The baby passport will be essential if you choose a different destination (Australia, USA and Asia, for example). Until 2006, minor children could be listed on their parents' passports. Now they must have their own document. The latter will be valid for 5 years. Just as for the identity card, you can make the request with baby at the town hall, taking care to gather beforehand the various documents requested. Allow a wait of about 4 weeks to obtain the valuable document. The passport of your child will cost you 19 euros.
  • Similarly, some countries require the presentation of a visa. Baby does not escape the rule! Also, to avoid a last-minute nasty surprise, think about how to host the country in which you want to go.
  • To enjoy your baby trip with peace of mind, a visit to the pediatrician is essential! Depending on your destination, it may indeed inform you about the precautions to take to ensure the well-being and health of your little one. If necessary, he will also set up a vaccination program and will give you the list of essential medicines to put in your pharmacy kit. You will be able to enjoy your holidays with baby with a light spirit!