TeenTravelCards help authorities easily and quickly establish positive identification of your teenager. These high quality plastic cards are designed with multiple purposes in mind:
The first purpose of the TeenTravelCard is to satisfy the photo identification card requirements for travel by airlines, cruise ships, trains, etc., whether the teenager is with family and friends or alone. Kids of all ages traveling alone are called “unaccompanied minors,” and the ticketing and identification processes can be much more vigorous than for kids traveling with their families. TeenTravelCards are not only accepted by all the major airlines for domestic travel, but airline staffers will greatly appreciate your teenager’s easily readable identification badge.
The next purpose is to provide a safe, simple identification system for a teenager in the event they get separated from their family. Whether in an airport, on a class field trip, or in the crowds at an amusement park, a lost kid is every parent’s nightmare. The TeenTravelCard contains all of the teenager’s specific personal information, name and contact telephone numbers for parents or guardians, and an additional emergency contact with relationship and phone number. It also has a large field on the back of the card — with 250 characters available — for whatever information might be important for someone to know if they found the teenager alone. This is the place for things like allergies, medical conditions, medications, extra contact numbers, etc. In addition, the cards also come with removable adhesive labels for “trip specific” information. When a trip or event is over, just peel off the label and the card is ready for the next one. If the family is traveling together, you can relax knowing that if the teenager gets separated from you, the TeenTravelCard information can facilitate a speedy reunion. And if the teen is traveling alone, you can feel confident knowing that whatever adult is assisting your teenager has all the information they might need to take good care of them in your absence, as well as contact information to reach you if necessary.
Whether you are making arrangements for unaccompanied minor travel, unaccompanied youth group trips, or a family vacation, a safety ID badge from TeenTravelCard.com can make a world of difference in your teenager’s safety.
You now have more choices and accessories than ever. Each TeenTravelCard comes with a soft cotton “break-away” lanyard in a wide choice of vibrant colors. The colors available are black, white, navy blue, royal blue, purple, green, red, orange, and yellow. You can always order extra lanyards with the order or separately, whenever you wish. Duplicate cards, which have to be ordered at the same time as the original TeenTravelCard, do not come with lanyards, but are a good idea for parents, grandparents, or other responsible adults to have in their pockets or purses. If you do a lot of traveling, additional adhesive strips (they come four to a strip), are available, so that your badge information will always be up to date. Don’t forget to order luggage tags to go along with your TeenTravelCard! They are printed on both sides, come in a variety of colors (yellow, silver, green, red, blue and black), and each tag comes with a clear plastic loop for easy attachment. Remember that it is always a good idea to have 2 tags for each piece of luggage — one for outside and one tucked safely inside.
Child abduction prevention begins at home, before you begin any trip. There are many programs available through local law enforcement that include fingerprint identification and a Child ID registry. A TeenTravelCard functions as a child emergency ID, and is an excellent addition to those programs. You may already have a different type of teen identification card, such as a school ID; however, most other cards do not have the contact information that will enable authorities to reunite you in case of separation or emergency.
If you are in a hurry, we now have the “Instant” version of the TeenTravelCard, with no waiting and no shipping! Each page of the application is self-explanatory, and you have the opportunity to edit carefully to make sure the entries are correct. The last step is the picture, which you can crop as needed for the card. When the information is complete, you access the card online and print it out. Take the paper printed card to a local Kinkos, UPS store, or local print shop to have it laminated and you’re ready to go!
Please note that the Instant TeenTravelCard is not quite the same quality as the regular TeenTravelCard. The text on the Instant card is readable, but not as crisp and clean as the text on the regular plastic card. This is due to the code requirements and characteristics that created the convenience of the Instant card. The Instant TeenTravelCard is a great buy for low cost and convenience, but for top quality you should choose the regular TeenTravelCard!
There are some small differences in the instant versus the regular mailed TeenTravelCard: the heading on the Instant card says “TeenTravelCard.com/Instant”. The regular mailed TeenTravelCard comes with 4 removable adhesive labels for trip specific or temporary information, but that information can be added to the laminated Instant card with an appropriate pen and then easily erased. The regular plastic TeenTravelCard application can accept pictures in almost any format, but the “Instant” TeenTravelCard application requires the picture in a jpg format.