Birth certificate - Father not available

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  1. indianorchi

    indianorchi Well-Known Member

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    I'm a bit rusty on the rules regarding birth certificates...
    Can FOB be on the birth certificate if he's not available eg in hospital, prison or posted overseas?
     
  2. lisaf

    lisaf Super tired new mom

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    what country are you in?
     
  3. indianorchi

    indianorchi Well-Known Member

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    GersPrincess Mummy of 3, soon to be 4!

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    In Britain I'm fairly certain that the FOB can be on the certificate without being present if you are married, but has to be present if you are not. There might be special rules though for service personnel. It might be worth giving your local registry office a call and see what they say x
     
  5. special_kala

    special_kala love my bugs

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    If your not married he has to be there
     
  6. FierceAngel

    FierceAngel Guest

    i dont know if he can sign a declaration..

    i know if the father can register the babies birth without the mother if they are not married providing he has the relevent declration from the mother..

    i dont know if its a form you get from registery office and therefor something you could do in advance?>

    xx
     
  7. secretbaby

    secretbaby Well-Known Member

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    My hubby registered both our childrens births - as we are married (I was housebound through post section complications the first time and second time I had to wait for midwife!) and I didn't have to sign anything.

    Don't know how it works if your not - ring your local registry office they are so VERY helpful (we had a query last time and they were great over the phone)
     
  8. indianorchi

    indianorchi Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! I've got until September so should probably stop worrying!
     
  9. Tatertot

    Tatertot Well-Known Member

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    Weird. In the US (as far as I know) the FOB doesn't have to be there or sign anything. You can just say, Joe Doe is the dad and BAM! Name is on the birth certificate.
     
  10. tessica123

    tessica123 Well-Known Member

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    You have to be married but am sure I herd a friend who doesn't speak to fob say that you can arrange to go in separate as long as you let them know beforehand although that was only what she said
     
  11. N1kki

    N1kki Guest

    well my 1st child when i had him,his father wasnt around and i got his birth certificate done.
     

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