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Hi thank you for your message, if the father is not on the birth certificate and you were not married at the time of the birth then it is possible the father does not have parental responsibility which means they do not have rights towards or responsibilities regarding the child. Therefore, if that is the case you do not need his permission to get a passport. I hope this helps, if you can please accept my answer and rate me 5 stars (in the top right of your screen) then Just Answer will credit me for helping you today.
Hi thank you for your message, I see so have you recognised he is the father?
Hi thank you for your message, if you have agreed he is the father officially then he has parental responsibility which means he does have obligations towards the child such as paying child maintenance but also rights which included the right to refuse to agree to you getting a passport for the child, if he will not agree you will need to apply for a court order. A ‘specific issue order’ is used to look at a specific question about how the child is being brought up in this case to get a passport. Follow these steps to apply for a court order: 1) Read guidance CB001 on making an application: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/family-court-applications-that-involve-children-cb12) Fill in the C100 court form found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/form-c100-application-under-the-children-act-1989-for-a-child-arrangements-prohibited-steps-specific-issue-section-8-order-or-to-vary-or-discharge3) Send the original form and 3 copies of it to the nearest court that deals with cases involving children, you can find the nearest court here: https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/search/It costs £215 to apply for a court order. You may be able to get help with court fees if you’re on benefits or a low income and you can find out more here: https://www.gov.uk/get-help-with-court-feesI hope this helps, if you can please accept my answer and rate me 5 stars (in the top right of your screen) then Just Answer will credit me for helping you today.