Avianca


Get Ready for Your Trip – Boarding of Minors

The following rules and reccomendations are valid only on flights operated by Oceanair Linhas Aéreas S/A (O6).
If you have a leg on your itinerary operated by another companhie, please check the terms and conditions with the operating company.

Please, check out the procedures needed for the boarding of minors

Accompanied minor – under 12 years of age (incomplete):

  • Accompanied minors are considered to be children under the age of 12 (incomplete), accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.

  • In this condition, children can travel with their parents, with just one of their parents, or with up to 3rd degree relatives over the age of 18 (siblings, nephews, uncles or aunts, grandparents, great-grandparents) by showing a Birth Certificate or RG (original or authenticated copy) and a document of both proving the family relationship.

Examples:
Traveling with grandparents – just the Birth Certificate informs the names of the grandparents, thus proving the family relationship;
Traveling with siblings over the age of 18 – The RG of both can prove the same parentage and thus the sibling relationship;
Traveling with uncles or aunts – the minor shall show its Birth Certificate and the uncle or aunt shall show their RG in order to prove parentage (the minor's grandparents will be the uncle or aunt's parents.

  • If there is no family relationship or if this relationship cannot be proven by documents, the companion shall present a written authorization signed by the parents, guardian or tutor, with authenticated signatures at a notary public or a judicial authorization. This judicial authorization for boarding minors shall be:
  • issued in the city of departure, where another judicial authorization may be requested for returning to the city of origin, depending on the state of destination;
  • It must contain the following information: leg, travel date (departure and return), name and relationship of the person responsible, as well as his or her complete qualification, since each location has its own particularities for issuing the referred to authorization.

Unaccompanied minor – 5 to 12 years of age (incomplete):

Besides the presentation of the Birth Certificate or RG (original or authenticated copy), it is necessary to present a judicial authorization. This judicial authorization for boarding minors shall be:

  • issued in the city of departure, where another judicial authorization may be requested for returning to the city of origin, depending on the state of destination;
  • It must contain the following information: leg, travel date (departure and return), name and relationship of the person responsible, as well as his or her complete qualification, since each location has its own particularities for issuing the referred to authorization.

Unaccompanied adolescent – 12 to 18 years of age (incomplete):

  • May travel bearing a birth certificate or identity document (original or notarized copy).
  • It is not necessary to present judicial authorization. It is only necessary to fill out the Term of Authorization if the responsible person opts for the Unaccompanied Minors' Assistance service.

Service for Assisting Unaccompanied Minors

  • Avianca offers a special Unaccompanied Minors' (UMNR) Assistance Service for youngsters aged between 5 and 18 years (incomplete). In the case of minors aged more than 12 years (complete), the service is not mandatory.
  • This service ensures that the minors receive special attention and supervision from check-in through to boarding the aircraft and, subsequently, upon arrival at the destination airport and delivery to the person responsible.
  • This service should be requested from our Service Center at least two hours prior to the flight time.
  • In addition the necessary documentation in accordance with the age of the minor (as cited above), a Term of Authorization of the Unaccompanied Minor's Trip, supplied by the company, must be filled in prior to check-in.
  • Avianca does not offer an Extra Crew service for unaccompanied minors.
Accompanied minors
Age Accompanying person Travel authorization
0 to 12 years (incomplete) Both parents
Only one parent
Legal guardian
Relatives up to 3rd degree (adult or emancipated minor)*
Not required, if relation between the passengers can be proved.
Adult or emancipated minor up to 3rd degree: Authorization (simple, signed before a notary, court or consular authority) from the father, mother (or both) or legal guardian is required.


Unaccompanied minor
Age Travel authorization
0 to 5 years (incomplete) Avianca does not allow minors age 0 to 5 to travel unaccompanied.
5 years to 12 years (incomplete) Court or consular authorization from the father, mother or legal guardian is required.
Note: Teenagers (age 12 to 18 incomplete) bearing an ID may travel unaccompanied on domestic flights, in accordance with ANAC Resolution 130.
* Relatives up to 3rd degree - siblings, uncles, grandparents and great-grandparents.


For purchases after April 22, 2014, an additional charge of R$100,00 is applied for supervising unaccompanied minors. The charge is valid per itinerary (place of departure - destination; there will be no additional charges for connections and stopovers).
To request the service, please contact our Customer Service.

For purchases after August 18, 2014, a charge of R$10,00 per infant (age 0 to 24 months incomplete) is applied. The charge is valid per itinerary (place of departure - destination; there will be no additional charges for connections and stopovers).

 

Boarding of Minors

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