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Posted by: E | 2011-11-02

Passports for kids

Divorced for 3 years, 2 minors. The last time their Father saw more than a year ago and no telephonic contact for the last 2 months. I would like to go on holiday and would like to get passports for them. How will I go about getting passports for them without his permission, and will it be possible.

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You will need to try and locate him in order to get his consent to obtain passports for the children. If you are unable to locate him you will have to approach the court. The court must be satisfied that you took all reasonable steps to locate his whereabouts before the court will dispense with his consent.

Bertus Preller
B.Proc; AD Dip L Law
Family Law Attorney
Abrahams and Gross Inc.
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O: +27 (0) 21 422 1323 F: 086 572 8373
E: bertus@divorceattorney.co.za W: www.divorceattorney.co.za

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Posted by: G-Dad | 2011-11-02

You have to get his consent, if he refuse then you can approach the children court for an order, only with that order or the fathers consent will home affairs give passports for children.

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Posted by: family law expert | 2011-11-02

You will need to try and locate him in order to get his consent to obtain passports for the children. If you are unable to locate him you will have to approach the court. The court must be satisfied that you took all reasonable steps to locate his whereabouts before the court will dispense with his consent.

Bertus Preller
B.Proc; AD Dip L Law
Family Law Attorney
Abrahams and Gross Inc.
A:1st Floor, 56 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town, 8000
O: +27 (0) 21 422 1323 F: 086 572 8373
E: bertus@divorceattorney.co.za W: www.divorceattorney.co.za

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