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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Reinforces Current National Immigration Policy Applicable to HK Express’ Passengers Under 18 Travelling to Saipan

Hong Kong, 17 Aug, 2018

Following U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s current national immigration policy, children under the age of 18 travelling to the Northern Mariana Islands must meet the following criteria before entering the U.S. territory. This policy is applicable to travellers aboard HK Express flights to Saipan.

Under the reinforced policy, any child under 18 travelling with a supervising adult who is neither the parents must present a notarized authorization letter issued by both his / her parents. The letter should include the name, address, phone number, date and place of birth of the child, the name of his / her parents as well the name of the supervising adult(s) or the travel agent. Passport copies of both parents are also required.

For cases when any child under 18 is travelling with only one parent, a notarized permission letter in written format issued by the other parent is required. If there is no second parent with legal claims to the children, any other relevant supporting documents such as a court decision, birth certificate naming only one parent, death certificate, etc., are required.

If any child under 18 is travelling with both parents, only regular travel documents are required.

Failure to provide such documentation could result in detainment or refused entry for both supervising adult(s) and the child. We strongly recommend our Guests to prepare well in advance for a hassle-free journey.

HK Express will continue to adhere and abide by all policies introduced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. For further details, guests are recommended to contact HK Express’ Call Centre at +852 3902 0288, or visit the airline’s official website