I booked a trip out of country with my child and now im trapped, i need permission from his father for his pasport.

Esther - posted on 06/03/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I recently booked a trip with my child ot go out of the country on vication it will be our first time. Only one issue i cant get his passport without his father present... or i need his permission because i never filed for custudy (by law). Big problem is he is in prison in another state across the country, and we have not been in touch for the past few years... akward, and he has not really been an active care taker even when he was out. I think there should be a legal way around this. anyone have an experience with this??? HELP>> time is runing out the trip is nxt month n i need some answers.

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Kelli - posted on 12/18/2012

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What is the form you downloaded to be notorized? I'm in the same situation and the father of my child won't help me get my child's passport. I live in Georgia, too. Can you tell me where I can download this form? Thanks.

Michelle - posted on 06/08/2010

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you can sign an affidavit stating that you are unable to contact the bio-father and give the reasons why. That should work.

Esther - posted on 06/08/2010

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Good news concerning this topic, i just found out yesterday that acording to Geordia law, If a child is born out of wedlock, and the father never filed for legatimicy or custudy, the mother is automatically the sole custudy holder!! i just have to down load and fill in a notorized form claiming my position with proof, such as documentation like birth certificate. Im finally feeling better and on my way to getting excited about my trip! GOD IS AWSOME! and you ladies are deff blessings, thanks for all the info, and help!! i knew there was a way!

Jodi - posted on 06/04/2010

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Esther, you generally can get by without it, but then there is occasionally a time where they require BOTH parents permission. My son moved schools a few years ago (to a Year 4-12 Catholic College) and they would not let him in unless his father signed or we had a court order to show his father's signature was not required. So occasionally, throughout life, there may be something that comes up you never thought of, so now that it is on the agenda, you should just get it done, and then you'll never have to worry again :)

Esther - posted on 06/04/2010

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yeah Jodi, i just read in the US you only documentation proving you have full custudy to travel..... The funny thing with school and medical decisions iv been able to get by, on my own with out any road blocks about permission form his father. My son just finished KG, and from the time he was born till now i make all his medical decisions. So you can see why this passpord deal caught me off guard. Im almost in disbelief that i have to go through this. But thank God for people like you guies, this is honestly a blessing. I went to the local civil court today and none of the receptionists could give me answers close to the leads im recieving now. SMH Im feeling more and more hopeful, i really pray it all works out, i really want us to go on this vication. Not ot mention the money that will be lost if i have to cancel!

Jodi - posted on 06/04/2010

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Esther, here is the link with the info you need:



http://www.familylawcourts.gov.au/wps/wc...



Basically, because you don't have any parental responsibility orders in place, you may need to put in a special application. Contact the passports office and see what you need.



Interesting, the law must have changed since I went through this, because I have full parental responsibility (from the courts) for my son, and when I looked into it a while ago, they told me I must still have his father's permission.



I would actually try the passports office first about a special application, but in the meantime, contact a good family lawyer and have them get moving on the other issues because it can take some time. Then, if your special application is rejected, you may find that the lawyer can arrange an emergency hearing for you to get permission to travel :)



Definitely worth getting those orders in place because it can be difficult later on, especially when applying to schools, etc, and even making any major medical decisions.

Esther - posted on 06/04/2010

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no Lol i hav never filed for full custody before, never needed to. And now the process will be to long for this purpose.

Esther - posted on 06/04/2010

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@ Jodi, wow ok sounds like i need one of those emergency hearings ASAP my pasport apointment is in like 2 weeks! do you know the name of the form?

Jodi - posted on 06/03/2010

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Lol, in Australia, even if you have full "custody", you still have to petition the court for permission to leave the country with a child, and permission to get them a passport. I have full parental guardianship of my son, but still have to get his fathedr's permission to leave the country. I know that here, there is a form that can be downloaded online from the Family Court and it can be filed without a lawyer, and they will schedule an emergency hearing to get it done ASAP.

Lol - posted on 06/03/2010

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i know that here is Australia if the father has had no contact for a number of years you can petition the court to show full custody... have you tried that at all?

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