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Single mother, unmarried parents has a baby

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asked on May 22, 2005 at 03:46
by   Jolin
edited on Apr 4, 2016 at 10:59
 
I am single, Chinese girl and I have some questions as below:

1. If I am not married, can I still get the birth certificate for new born baby?
2. Can the father's name to be listed in the birth certificate for new born baby since we are unmarried parents?
3. If the father is a foreigner, what are the procedure and documents needed to get the birth certificate for new born baby?
4. If I register the baby in Malaysia and the father is a foreigner, will the baby become a Malaysia citizen or obtain the citizenship of the father? Or dual citizenship?
5. If the mother is not married and has baby, what is the marital status for the mother? Is she still considered single or otherwise?
6. Will the baby face any problem in the future for example study and anything else because the parents of the baby are not married?
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answered on Sep 10, 2009 at 17:43
by   baby
edited Apr 8, 2016 at 12:55
 
I am not working at this moment as it was decided by us previously that I quit my job just to take care of the child. Since we are not married, how can he fight for the custody? I thought I already have the full custody?
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answered on Sep 10, 2009 at 19:18
by   vkpc
Since his name is listed on the birth cert, he also has some rights.
You currently have custody until he sues to get custody.

Better find a job soon...
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answered on Sep 11, 2009 at 01:15
by   baby
edited Apr 8, 2016 at 12:57
 
Thanks for your reply, vkpc. If I get a job right after I left him, can he still fight for the custody?
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answered on Sep 11, 2009 at 13:38
by   vkpc
He can sue at any time.
Whether he can win custody or not is another question.
Usually courts give advantage to the mother.

But if the mother at the time of lawsuit has no income, the court may think that the baby is better off with the father.
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answered on Mar 2, 2010 at 17:27
by   checker
edited Apr 8, 2016 at 12:58
 
What would happen if:

the single mother (Chinese) wants to put the father name in the baby birth cert but he is a Muslim? Is that possible? The mother name still remain Chinese?
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answered on Mar 16, 2010 at 16:17
by   SFKL
edited Apr 8, 2016 at 13:00
 
2. Can the father name to be listed in the birth certificate for new born baby without marry?
Yes but only if he is present during the registration.

4. If I register the baby in Malaysia and the father is a foreigner (without marry), the baby will consider Malaysia citizenship or other citizenship? Or dual citizenship?
No dual citizenship in Malaysia. Problem in Malaysia now is your child may be stateless if unmarried to this foreigner. Funny thing is if the father's name is not listed, your child gets citizenship.

5. If the mother is not married and have baby, what is the marital status for the mother? Is she still consider as single or other else?
Single but child is illegitimate

6. Will the baby face any problem in the future for example study and anything else because of parents of the baby are not married?
No problem at all except if he doesn't have the Malaysian citizenship then lots of things he can't do.

the single mother (Chinese) wants to put the father name in the baby birth cert but he is a Muslim? Is that possible? The mother name still remain Chinese?

Mother is still Chinese. Question is why would she want to do that? It kinda open to a whole floodgate of problems, on top of which is the child's name, religion, etc. Better not put his name to save headache unless you both plan to marry and you have to be a Muslim to do that.
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answered on Mar 18, 2010 at 17:28
by   checker
edited Apr 8, 2016 at 13:02
 
Thanks SFKL for the reply.

Can she name the child whatever she likes? Must it follows the single mother surname? for example, if the mother's surname is 'Lee', is is compulsory to put her child surname 'Lee' as well? Is is possible to put other surname, if for some reason the mother doesn't want the child to follow her name?
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answered on Mar 19, 2010 at 03:08
by   vkpc
If you put Japanese name also it will be accepted by Jabatan Pendaftaran.
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answered on Jun 1, 2010 at 21:47
by   MayLyn
edited Apr 8, 2016 at 13:06
 
I am not married and have given birth to a boy 2 months ago. I have not registered the baby yet. Need to clarify a few questions here:

1) With or without a father's name, the child will still be "illegitimate" right?
2) Once I have registered the baby without the father's name, can the father still put in the name later? For example, before the child turns 1 years old.
3) Can I have my surname and the father's surname to the child's name but without the father's details in the birth cert (i.e. tiada maklumat for the father section)?
4) What happened if I am a Chinese and the father is an Indian, but without the father's details what will the child be in the race section? Will he be Chinese or Indian?
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answered on Jun 6, 2010 at 03:27
by   Celine
I'm a Chinese gal, pregnant but unmarried. The father's name will not be in the baby's birth certificate, but I'm wondering, if my name is Gan Kah Yee & his name is Shawn Joseph Sadler, can I name my baby following the Western's way (first name, middle name, last name), eg. Cheryl Marie Sadler?
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