This fall my DH will fly back to the US with our 1 yr old and I will follow 2 weeks later. I've hear rumors that he'll need a notarized letter from me giving my permission to let him fly internationally with our DD. Anyone have experience with this?
Husband travelling alone with 1 yr old- notarized letter needed?
Sounds like it's not required, but it would be a good idea:
Wow, I've never heard of this before. As unfair as it may be, I am sure this affects fathers more than mothers. I am an American woman living in Germany and travelled alone with my son to the US last year with no issue. I also went to the US the year before and although my hubby was with us, he is German and went through a different line at immigration (which he was told he should have stayed with us but anyway) and so I went through alone with DS...as if travelling alone with him...and no one said anything then either. Again, I would think for moms this is generally not an issue but for dads/ your DH I would definitely get that letter!
I think getting one is a good idea, even if it isn't required. My dad and stepmom took my sister and me to Canada when we were teenagers and they detained us! They finally let us go after my mom pleaded with them on the phone and she had to fax something over. I know that was Canada, and not the US, but immigration officials here aren't exactly known for playing "fair".
Yes, when I traveled from the US to Canada without my husband, they asked for it, and luckily I had it. There was a lady being detained at Customs because she didn't have hers and she was VERY VERY VERY stressed. I would do it, just in case. It is a small effort to make for that peace of mind.