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Malaysian Single Mom: Will the father's name be listed in the birth certificate? or left blank?

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asked on Mar 15, 2019 at 20:45
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edited on Mar 25, 2019 at 21:22
 
If a non-Muslim Malaysian single mom gives birth to a son without the kid's father acknowledgement, and the father is a non-Muslim foreigner, would the father's name or the mother's name be listed in the birth certificate? or just leave it a blank? 

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answered on Mar 15, 2019 at 20:54
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@mintida00

Of course the name of the mother of this child will be inside the birth certificate. How did the baby come into this world?

By Malaysian marriage and birth laws, in the absence of a Malaysian Marriage Certificate, the citizenship of the child follows the mother. The name of the father can only be added on 3 conditions:-
1.  He is present at registration and sign a declaration.
2.  He can produce a "single status" certificate issued by the Embassy of his country.
3.  Provide a overseas marriage certificate.

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answered on Mar 15, 2019 at 21:37
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If a non-Muslim Malaysian single mom gives birth to a son without the kid's father acknowledgement, and the father is a non-Muslim foreigner, would the father's name or the mother's name be listed in the birth certificate? or just leave it a blank?

Just put "Tiada Maklumat Bapa" for the father's name. ( No information on the father )
This way the child will be a Malaysian citizen.
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answered on Mar 16, 2019 at 15:43
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edited Mar 25, 2019 at 22:17
 
And if suddenly the father shows up after few years and wants to marry the mother, can he add his name as the father of his child?

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answered on Mar 16, 2019 at 18:36
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edited Mar 25, 2019 at 22:32
 
@mintida00 

can he add his name as the father of his child?  
The answer is both Yes and No.

NO is because Malaysia has not provided such an option while some countries do, if the biological father marries the biological mother subsequently. Country to country basis.

Yes is that the name can be added in (via a new birth certificate) by the application of Legal Adoption.

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answered on Apr 17, 2019 at 21:37
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edited Apr 29, 2019 at 22:46
 
would the father's name or the mother's name be listed in the birth certificate? or just leave it a blank? 
It's up to the mom to decide but definitely, the mom's name must be in the birth certificate.

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