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2.7. What are the special requirements for minor applicants? 

Please note that minors are not allowed to submit applications by themselves, they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Applications of minors shall be signed by both parents or legal guardians (NOT THE MINOR). In the case of representative is not the parent or the legal guardian of the minor, the representative must present an authorization letter signed by one of the parents or the legal guardian. Please click here to download. 

In case of a minor, the following documents are compulsory too:

1. Original Certificate of permission to travel 

When the minor is travelling with one parent only: Original ID Card and certificate of permission to travel from the parent, or legal guardian not travelling, clearly stating the destination, purpose of travel and time period for which the permission is granted 

When the minor is travelling alone: Original ID Card and certificate of permission to travel from both parents or legal guardians, clearly stating the destination, purpose of travel and time period for which permission is granted. 

2. Original Certificate of family relation 

Certificate of family relation, or proof of guardianship (kinship) clearly identifying both parents or legal guardians and also original ID Cards of both parents or legal guardians. 

3. Original Birth certificate of the minor 

ALL THREE DOCUMENTS FOR THE MINORS (Certificate of Permission, Kinship and Birth Certificate) MUST BE LEGALISED BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF CHINA AND THE EMBASSY OF CYPRUS IN CHINA AND ACCOMPANIED BY AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION (when the parent is not in China, the Certificate of Permission needs to be attested by the relevant authorities in the country of residence). 

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