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Major Passport Application Woes- Advice Needed! 2 years 8 months ago #81004

Hi All,

I have a shared residence order for my two children and in this order it states that the father should both apply for and retain the children's passports.

However an issue has arisen during my application due to my eldest child's DOB being before 2006 - British citizenship needs to be taken from their mothers birth certificate (not an issue for my youngest who was born in 2008).

I have provided my ex-partners (not ex-wife) birth certificate as part of the process, however she unofficially started using a new surname before the birth of any of her six children, this has caused a problem as her surname on the my children's birth certificate does not match the details on her birth certificate.

Due to this the passport office have asked me to ask her to provide details as to why she has changed her name plus provide a copy of a name change deed or a statutory name change declaration. This was asked of her in early November 2016 but she has not been forth coming with any help so have I have his a bit of a hurdle and only one of my children's passport has been approved to be issued.

I have in and out of court with my ex-partner since around 1997 and she is as difficult as they come, the only way we have communicated for the last 3 years is via email and this is also more of a 'I reply, she ignores' type of communication.

What can I do, what are my options - back to court to try to impose the shared residence order maybe? Or are there any other options with regards to the passport office and the information that they require?

Any advice on this would be great!

Thanks in advance

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Major Passport Application Woes- Advice Needed! 2 years 8 months ago #81010

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Would a letter from her stating what the situation is be enough for them? It's going to be difficult to arrange anything if she doesn't respond to you, otherwise I would have suggest asking her to swear an affidavit, which is done by a solicitor.

It might help you to give Reunite a call, they may be able to advise you further

www.reunite.org

All the best

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Major Passport Application Woes- Advice Needed! 2 years 8 months ago #81015

Fortunately she has replied a couple of times, sometimes saying that she is not help and others saying she is going to - the children were involved in the passport application process so they are aware of what's going on, but only that they are waiting for more info that only mum can provide, so that has put her in a bit of a catch 22 with me.

I will try reunite and see what they say, I will update tomorrow after contacting them.

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Major Passport Application Woes- Advice Needed! 2 years 8 months ago #81075

Sadly reunite were unable to help, their only advice was to contact a solicitor via their web page :(

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Major Passport Application Woes- Advice Needed! 2 years 7 months ago #81171

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Some solicitors offer a free half an hour consultation, this might be helpful for you to get some legal advice. The Citizens Advice Bureau may also be able to help.

Best of luck

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