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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 Jun 6, 2018 at 05:43
 
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 Jun 24, 2017 at 02:39
by   jeff005
edited Aug 5, 2017 at 11:57
 
You can add your name into your son's birth certificate.

Go to the Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) website. All the required documents and procedures are listed there.
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answered on Jul 19, 2017 at 02:00
by   Unisarang
edited Aug 5, 2017 at 11:57
 
I am a Malaysian Chinese single mother. My son is born out of wedlock and his birth certificate has the name of the father in it. Is it possible that I can remove the name of the father now as he did not intend to be responsible for the both of us?
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answered on Jul 19, 2017 at 04:28
by   Nancy
edited Aug 5, 2017 at 11:58
 
The father's name can be changed but cannot be removed. JPN does not want to be sued by the father or by the grown-up child in the future
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answered on Jul 19, 2017 at 15:13
by   Unisarang
edited Aug 5, 2017 at 12:00
 
Even if I am not married to the father? Does that mean there's no way to remove the name of the father? 

If that's the case, can I change the surname of my child?
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answered on Jul 19, 2017 at 17:24
by   Nancy
edited Aug 5, 2017 at 12:02
 
For amendments to the name of a child, go to the Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) website. The procedures and documentations are specified there.

Why have child out of wedlock? It takes the babe to be borne in the 10th month. There is ample time to get married. The Father has gone to JPN to put his name in the birth certificate, why take it out now?  Marriage law does not allow people to conduct affairs at their whims and fancies. Even though there is no marriage, there are child laws protecting the infant. 

The father need not be responsible to the mother as there is no marriage but is accountable legally towards the child till 18. Changing the name will wipe any form of responsibility.
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answered on Jul 20, 2017 at 06:41
by   Unisarang
edited Aug 6, 2017 at 03:19
 
There is an ample of time to get married doesn't mean that people is willing to. All I can say is he's not keeping his word after his name was included and my stupidity to blindly trust. Marriage laws doesn't allow people to conduct affairs but how many of them actually abides to the law?

I don't need the father to be responsible but it is to protect myself and the life I've been carrying for 10 months added on that I've been taking care of my son alone ever since my son is born. I can't just give up my son easily if one day he changes his mind to fight for child's custody.

Can the father's name be removed as the birthcert is still under illegitimate child?
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answered on Sep 24, 2017 at 00:33
by   sandy95
edited Oct 17, 2017 at 11:12
 
I am an University student and I am currently working on an documentary assignment. Me and my team would like to film a documentary to change the perception of society negative mindset and misunderstanding about pregnancy before marriage. We are now looking for volunteer who are willing to share their experiences to raise the awareness. Do let me know if you are interested. It would be a big help! Thanks.
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answered on Sep 24, 2017 at 01:12
by   jeff005
edited Oct 17, 2017 at 11:14
 
to change the perception of society negative mindset and misunderstanding about pregnancy before marriage
You all deem it as "negative"? There is no misunderstandings. What about the rights of the child? Did they choose it? Isn't it encouraging men to discharge the responsibilities as a father?

If want to have a child, then marry before childbirth to give the child a legal status. They have 9 months to be legally married. No excuses.

If not want child, just have sex for fun with protection and cohabitate.

Bring a child into this world is NOT for fun..!!
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answered on Oct 4, 2017 at 12:26
by   Anon
edited Oct 17, 2017 at 11:15
 
Is it true that for Muslims who get pregnant before marriage, even if you want to get marry, but you are already too far along in the pregnancy (more than 6 months), the baby will still not be able to carry the fathers name?

Are you allowed to get marry when pregnant?
Must the child be named "bin Abdullah" or can choose any name?
Can the father's name still be on the birth certificate? (Father is non Muslim but willing to convert)
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answered on Nov 9, 2017 at 22:10
by   Emma
Hi, I'm a permanent resident of Malaysia and have been living in KL for 26 years. I currently work abroad and am pregnant out of marriage. If I were to give birth in Malaysia will my child get a Malaysian citizenship? Or PR like me? Father is a foreigner and out of the picture so he wont be named in the birth certificate. 
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