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VIC Father Not on Birth Certificate - Need Consent Letter?

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  1. ces

    ces Active Member

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    Hi,

    I hope someone can help me regarding my questions.

    My kids and I are applying for Australian citizenship. The case officer asked me to provide a letter from their father who is overseas a consent letter that he will allow the kids to become a citizen.The father's name is not on the birth certificate and no signature at all from him.

    Do I still have to provide that consent letter? What if I can't contact him anymore or he doesn't want to sign? Do I have other options? Please help me what I'm going to do. The case officer gave me only 14 days to provide that letter.
     
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    Rod Well-Known Member

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    Have you provided copies of the birth certificates (showing no name of the father) to the case officer?
     
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    Yes, I did, butIi think the case officer didn't check that his name is not there.

    When I applied for permanent resident, I hadn't provided any consent letter from their father.
     
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    ces Active Member

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    Hi Rod, do I really have to provide that consent letter or no?

    Please help me out.
     
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    When she collect the documents, she hadn't looked at the birth certificate. She just checked the kids' name and she said at the end that I have to get a consent letter from their father.
     
  6. Rod

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    Just say there is no father and ask her to check the birth certificates. See what she says after that.
     
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    Ok, thanks so much for that. I hope everything will be ok.
     
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