Can I stop my ex getting a passport for my child?

Can I stop my ex getting a passport for my child?

If you are not in touch with your child’s other parent/guardian, or if you refuse to give consent your ex-partner can apply to the District Court for a court order, which will allow the Passport Office to issue the passport without that consent.

Can a child print their name on a passport?

So, when it comes to signing a minor passport, the signature line will be on the same page as an adult passport, page 3. Above the line, the minor must sign his or her name if possible. Since a minor does not have a signature, then he or she must print the name.

How to get a child passport with only one parent?

If one parent/guardian cannot go with the child to apply for the passport, they can give permission by completing Form DS-3053 “Statement of Consent.” You must submit the completed form with the child’s passport application.

How can I get my Ex to sign my child’s passport?

You can apply to the Family Court for an order granting permission for the child to obtain a passport without the signature of the other parent. Most cases will require you to attempt mediation before making an application to the Court.

Can a ex partner withhold a child’s passport?

If you do not consent to the holiday your ex-partner is entitled to make an application to the Court for what is known as a specific issue order to request permission to travel. Unless there is a safeguarding concern or a risk that your ex-partner will not return with the child it is likely that such an application would be granted.

Can a child get a passport in a custody case?

Passport Issues in Divorce and Custody Cases. Usually, if both parents are alive and have joint legal custody, both parents must consent before a minor can obtain a passport. However, a parent who has sole legal custody and can provide a court order confirming that can obtain a passport over the other parent’s objection.

Can a divorced parent get a child a passport?

If you are a divorced parent, you need to be aware that there are specific rules regarding passports for children who come from divorced families. According to the US Department of State, under Public Law 106-113, Section 236, both parents must give their consent before a passport will be issued for any minor children under the age of 16.

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