I was running through the various things I need to pack before Katherine and I fly out on Wednesday. Sydney has some of our clothes and nearly all of our books, so all I really need is a ticket, passports, and some food/distraction for Katherine, right?
It doesn’t matter that I will be bringing my daughter to her father; from the viewpoint of immigration officials it looks like I’m taking my child from her home country without the presence of her father. As in, I might well be kidnapping my own child. So I need a signed letter from Sydney saying that I have permission to leave the country with her. If he were to travel alone with her he’d need the same from me.
Good thing that suddenly dawned on me today, when we still have time to get a letter faxed from Nova Scotia!