If you have a flight operated by LAN, check its Children on Board Information.

 

Boarding for Accompanied Minors

Children and adolescents from 0 to 17 years and 11 months of age, travelling with an adult over 18 years of age, are considered accompanied minors. When the person accompanying the minor is not a member of his/her family (up to 3rd degree and with documentary proof of the same), he or she must present authorisation from the father, mother or guardian, either given before a notary and carrying the authenticated signatures of both parents or authorised by the consular or juvenile court.

Boarding for Unaccompanied Minors

Children travelling unaccompanied by a person over 18 years of age are considered unaccompanied minors, for whom special assistance is required for the entire duration of the flight.

Tickets for unaccompanied minors may be purchased exclusively from our Sales, Loyalty and Services Headquarters or at TAM shops.

Children from 0 to 4 years and 11 months of age: may not travel alone – they must be accompanied by either one of their parents or their legal guardian.

Children from 0 up to and not including 12 years of age: may board only after paying for the Supervision Service for Minors.

Assistance Service for Minors

The Unaccompanied Minor (UMNR) Supervision service ensures that minors receive special care and attention throughout the entire journey.

As of 01/01/2015 the service has some new rules. Check the guidelines below to request minor supervision.

The service is mandatory for unaccompanied children aged between 5 and 11 years old and is optional for unaccompanied children aged between 12 and 17 years old.

To request the service, please contact the Sales, Fidelity and Services Portal or TAM Stores.

The request must be made at least 48 hours before the scheduled flight.

The service is available on direct or connecting flights (provided that no change of airport is required when connecting and the connection is no longer than 4 hours).

Minor supervision is available on TAM and LAN flights and can also be requested on journeys which include connecting flights operated by both companies.

This service cannot be requested on connecting flights operated by other airlines (codeshare, such as Passaredo), regardless of whether they are before or after the TAM flight.

We will check the availability of the service on the desired flight within 24 hours of the request being made. For confirmation of the service, please contact the Sales, Fidelity and Services Portal after the time stated.

Assistance Service for Minors

* The fee is applied to the entire leg of the journey, from point of departure to final destination, even if the journey includes connecting flights. If the leg of the journey is international and includes a local connecting flight, you will be charged the fee for an international journey.

** Values in foreign currency are fixed and were converted to reals in accordance with the exchange rate on 12/29/2014. However, fees in reals are subject to exchange-rate variations according to date of purchase.

Once the service has been confirmed, payment should be made at TAM airport stores only prior to boarding.

A fee is charged for each unaccompanied minor; therefore if a reservation contains more than one minor, a fee will be charged for each.

Although supervision is not mandatory for minors aged between 12 and 17 years old, the fee will be charged if this service is requested.

On the day of the flight, the child must be accompanied by a responsible adult at check-in, and proof of payment must be presented in order for the service to begin.

Babies

Babies are taken to be all children up to 1 year and 11 months of age who, due to their age, do not yet occupy a seat.

A baby may travel by plane from 7 days of age and may not travel unaccompanied under any circumstances.

Parents or guardians may request an extra seat for a baby and will be charged the applicable child fare. However, a baby seat (CRS) authorised for air travel must be used.

When the baby is going to be two during the trip, one of the following options may be chosen:

  • He/She may travel on their companion’s knee for the outbound journey and in a booked seat (without the need to use a baby seat) for the return journey because he/she will be two.
  • A seat may be booked for both the outbound and return flight. However, on the outbound flight, a baby seat (CRS) authorised for air travel must be used because the baby is under two years of age. On the return flight, as the child will now be two years old, he/she may sit in a regular seat.

Bassinet Reservation

The crib service is offered to children under two years of age with a maximum weight of 10 kg or 22.5 lbs and maximum height of 71 cm or 28”, in order to fit in the standard crib measures available on TAM international flights on Executive and Economy classes and on LAN flights only on economy class, every time the trip takes place on large aircrafts (two aisle planes).

Documents required for boarding for accompanied and unaccompanied minors

For national or international journeys by children and adolescents, some specific documents are required:

Documents accepted for minors on national flights:

  • Birth Certificate (original or certified copy)
  • National ID (RG) issued by the Secretary for Public Safety for one of the Federation States or Federal District (original or certified copy)
  • Passport (original)

Documents accepted for minors on international flights:

  • Current passport (original)
  • National ID (RG) issued by the Secretary for Public Safety for one of the Federation States or Federal District (original or certified copy)

National ID is accepted only for the following routes: Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.

For national and international flights, children from 0 up to but not including 12 years of age who hold the new Brazilian passport (blue model) must also show a support document: ID card or birth certificate in good condition (original or certified copy) showing their family particulars, as the new passport does not show this information.

 

Accompanied Minor

Observations: Depending on age, companion, type of flight and other specific conditions regarding the minor, travel authorisation may be required. Consult the chart below for national and international flights.

National Flights

Observation: Adolescents (from 12 and up to but not including 18 years of age) may travel alone for national journeys as long as they carry an identity document, in accordance with what is established at ANAC (Brazilian National Department of Civil Aviation) Resolution no. 130.

*Relatives up to the 3rd degree: brothers, uncles, grandparents and great-grandparents.

International Flights

Observation: Brazilian residents abroad must show the corresponding Residency Certificate issued by the Brazilian consular office a maximum of two years previously. The information in the above chart refers to minors who are resident in Brazil and abroad, returning to their country of residence.

*Authorisations will be shown with original duplicated documents. They do not need to have a photograph of the minor. If the date of expiry is not recorded on the document, it will be understood to be two years from its date of issue. Authorisations given before a Notary must carry a signature authenticated in person or by comparison.

**Proof of residence must be proven by showing the Residency Certificate issued by the Brazilian consular office a maximum of two years previously.

Unaccompanied Minors

Observations: Depending on age, companion, type of flight and other specific conditions regarding the minor, travel authorisation may be required. Consult the chart below for national and international flights.

National Flights

Observation: Adolescents (from 12 and up to but not including 18 years of age) may travel alone for national journeys as long as they carry an identity document, in accordance with what is established at ANAC (Brazilian National Department of Civil Aviation) Resolution no. 130.

*Relatives up to the 3rd degree: brothers, uncles, grandparents and great-grandparents.

International Flights

Observation: Brazilian residents abroad must show the corresponding Residency Certificate issued by the Brazilian consular office a maximum of two years previously. The information in the above chart refers to minors who are resident in Brazil and abroad, returning to their country of residence.

*Authorisations will be shown with original duplicated documents. They do not need to have a photograph of the minor. If the date of expiry is not recorded on the document, it will be understood to be two years from its date of issue. Authorisations given before a Notary must carry a signature authenticated in person or by comparison.

**Proof of residence must be proven by showing the Residency Certificate issued by the Brazilian consular office a maximum of two years previously.

Special Boarding Conditions for Minors

  • Half-orphan: The death of one or both parents must be proven by the interested party by showing the death certificate corresponding to the parent(s) (Art. 5 - Resolution no. 131 – National Board of Justice). When the death of a parent is recorded on the minor’s passport, the death certificate will not need to be shown.
  • Double orphan: Legal authorisation requested by the legal guardian will be required.
  • Adoption: When the minor is adopted and the adoptive parents’ name is not recorded on the passport (or on the document used for the boarding country), and neither is that of the biological parents, legal or consular authorisation will be necessary for travelling with or without the adoptive parents.
  • Minor on a trip to get a Greencard:A Brazilian minor with an American father and Brazilian mother (or vice-versa) travelling to USA to get a Greencard may travel without a visa as long as he/she shows the documents for getting the Greencard including the letter from the Consulate.
  • Dual nationality and foreigners: A minor with dual nationality must show his/her national ID (RG) or Birth Certificate (to check family relationship) along with his/her Brazilian passport. Showing the foreign passport will not suffice. The minor may board without a visa as long as a visa is not required for people of his/her nationality (apart from Brazilian) when entering the destination country. Therefore, he/she will have to show both current passports. In the case of foreign minors who are residents of Brazil, the original of his/her ID for foreigners (RNE) must be shown in good condition for boarding flights from Mercosur, or of his/her current passport for other countries.

Authorisations

Without prior express Legal authorisation, no child or adolescent born on national territory may leave the country in the company of foreigners who are resident abroad (Art. 3 - Resolution no. 131 – National Board of Justice).

Consular Authorisation or authorisation given before a Notary will be valid for minors who travel accompanied by one parent, even if the latter is resident abroad.

If a minor with Brazilian nationality (with dual nationality) who is not accompanied by both parents and is resident abroad comes to Brazil on holidays, on his/her return to his/her country of departure, he/she must show authorisation from both parents or legal guardians resident abroad.

Authorisations will be required solely for Brazilian minors when leaving Brazil, in accordance with the provisions of law 8069. As regards foreign minors, they will not need authorisation to leave Brazil.

NOTARY

The authorisation document must contain an authenticated signature and there must be two duplicate copies – one of the copies will remain with the supervising Federal Police agent at boarding and the other must remain with the child or adolescent or his/her accompanying legal guardian for the duration of the flight.

ATTENTION: Authorisations given before a notary for minors unaccompanied by parents (father and mother) are not accepted in some regions of national territory, such as: Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Curitiba. This regulation is not applied at Guarulhos International Airport.

It is possible that document requirements vary from region to region. In this case, airline companies must follow any complementary instructions issued by the respective Juvenile Courts for the region or town where boarding will take place; documents accepted for an outgoing flight must be accepted on return, even where there are different regulations in the region where this other town is located.

The client must check the documents necessary for boarding and return, in accordance with regulations for the local region.

Note: In accordance with the provisions of the President of the Republic’s decree no. 3598, of 12 September 2000, travel authorisations with signatures authenticated by notary or by the French public office will be valid for boarding for unaccompanied minors.

LEGAL

Legal authorisation will be issued by a judge and may vary in format, examples of which are: official letter, card, form, etc. If no expiry date set by the judge is recorded on it, it will be understood to be 24 months (two years) from its date of issue.

No child may travel out of his/her region (city) of residence if not accompanied by parents or legal guardians, without express legal authorisation or authorisation given before a notary.

For procedures other than the identification of children or adolescents, airline companies must follow complementary instructions issued by the respective Juvenile Courts for the region or town where boarding will take place.

CONSULAR

Consular authorisation will be issued by Brazilian embassies and consular offices abroad. If no expiry date determined by the Consul/Ambassador is recorded on it, it will be understood to be 12 months (one year) from its date of issue. It is quite usual for this document to be applied for when the minor or his/her parents live abroad.