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New Messagesingle mother and baby (modified 0 times) Jolin
I am single chinese girl and I have some questions are as below:

1. If I am not married, can I still get the birth certificate for new born baby?
2. Can the father name to be listed in the birth certificate for new born baby without marry?
3. If the father is a foreigner (without marry), what are the procedure and documents needed to be able to get the birth certificate for new born baby?
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?
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 otherelse?
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?

Thank you.
Jolin

21 May, 2005 22:46:01

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) Bubu
Hello Jolin,

1. Yes u can get a birth cert for ur baby in malaysia.
2. Yes the father can be named in the birth cert.
3. Father is foreigner, attached with a copy of his possport and he needed to sign on the birth cert registration form to declare that he is the father.
4. Ur baby will considered a malaysia citizenship and the baby will get a malaysian birth cert. Malaysia now only allow to have one nationality, not dual anymore.
5. The mother is still considered single, only the baby is considered "a child born out of wedlock". The baby is still able to go to school later and get IC.
6. No.

12 Jun, 2005 19:24:55

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) SMBP
Be Careful to avoid future problems:

1. Birth Cert.? Yes.
2. Father's Name? Yes.
3. Need declaration or you can still Register your marriage NOW.
4. The baby will follow the Father's Citizenship; NOT the Mother's. The child can apply for PR first to follow the Mother's Custody and later Malaysian Citizenship.
5. Unmarried Mother or Single-Mother/Parent; BUT NO MORE SINGLE STATUS.
6. Your child can go school.

If in doubt, you should get clarifications and confirmations from:

1. The Registrar of Birth & Death.
2. The National Reistration Department.
3. The Immigration Department.

Best wishes.

12 Jun, 2005 22:21:43

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) Joerac
There seems to be some conflict in the question of citizenship of the baby (Point 4). Is there anyway to confirm whether baby will be malaysian or follows the nationality of the father? I am in the same situation and it's critical for me to find out if the baby's nationality will follow the father (a foreigner) or me?

Thank you

24 Oct, 2007 16:47:12

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) Suzu
What if we do not want the Father's name in the Birth Cert?
27 Mar, 2008 16:37:11

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) jeffer2881@yahoo.com
Dear;
For all the questioner above,
AS long Mother is a Malaysian and the baby born in Malaysia,NOT matter mother having register maariage in lawful or not,with/without Father's name in the baby's birth cert.THE BABY CONSORT TO BE A MALAYSIAN.///

For suzu qusetion,
You able to do so.NOTHING happen.

jeffer2881@yahoo.com

28 Mar, 2008 15:46:28

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) Nanie
i would also like to check to confirm...
If the father and mother is not married, the father's name can still be put into the birth cert here in Malaysia?
19 Jun, 2009 15:27:11

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) Worried Mother
Hi.. i understood that the questions and answers has been posted and replied quite some times ago thus am wondering if anything have change...

I'm a 26 years old Chinese young woman with a stable career. As i am now pregnant, i am wondering along hoping for some answers to questions no.1 & 6 especially if i have decided to exclude the father's name from my child's birth certificate.

Aside from that, i have a few other questions as well.

1.Did my company reserves the right to terminate my employment due to my unmarried status?
2.Will it be better for my child if i've listed the father's name in the birth certificate - for the baby's future if nothing else?
3.Assuming i've included the father's name:-
a.Will it become a complication should the father decides to marry someone else in the future?
b.Will it creates any complication to his current marriage if the father is already a married individual(to another person)?


Hope to get some answer soon.
Thank you.

29 Jun, 2009 16:20:46

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) notalawyer
Dear Worried Mother,

1. No.
2. It might be better, but to do that the father must be present at the registration. Or else the father's name will be blank. ( Tiada maklumat ).
3.a. No.
3.b. No.

It might create a complication only when the father dies, because the child can claim inheritance of the father's assets.

19 Aug, 2009 14:28:21

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) baby
Hi,

im a single mother for a 11 mth baby girl.. im now saperated with my parther ( the father of my child ) we never been married, but his name is on the birth cert of my baby. 1 important things that i need to know is, do i get full custody of my baby eventho his name ( my ex ) is stated as a father on the birth cert? will he, by any chance fight for his right for the custody? will he gets his right for the child?

10 Sep, 2009 12:16:16

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) vkpc
Normally Malaysian courts will grant custody to the mother if the child is young (less than 12 years) unless the mother is unemployed or drug addict.
You can also cut all contacts so he cannot find you and the kid.
10 Sep, 2009 12:32:25

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) baby
Hi,

im not working at this moment due to we decided for me to quit my job just to take care of my child, and we are not married, why he can fight for the custody? i thought i already have the full custody?

10 Sep, 2009 12:43:39

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) 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...

10 Sep, 2009 14:18:27

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) baby
Hi vkpc,

thanks for your reply.. and if i got a job right after i left him, will he still can fight for the custody?

10 Sep, 2009 20:15:33

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) 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.

11 Sep, 2009 08:38:52

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) checker
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?

thanks advance for the reply

02 Mar, 2010 12:27:06

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) SFKL
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 otherelse?
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.

16 Mar, 2010 11:17:52

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) checker
thanks SFKL for the reply.

can she name the child whatever she likes? is it a must to follow the single mother surname? for eg. if the mother surname is Lee, is is compulsory to put her child surname LEE as well? is that possible to put other surname? (for some reason the mother doesnt want the child to follow her name)

thanks

18 Mar, 2010 12:28:56

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) vkpc
If you put Japanese name also it will be accepted by Jabatan Pendaftaran.
18 Mar, 2010 22:08:07

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) MayLyn
Hi All
I am not married and have given birth to a boy 2 months ago. I have not registered him 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 him without the father's name, can the father still put in the name later? i.e before the child turn 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 maklutmat for the father section)?
4) what happened if i am a chinese and the father is indian, but without the father's details what will the child be in the race section? will he be chinese or Indian?

Thanks for the help..
May

01 Jun, 2010 16:47:03

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) 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?
05 Jun, 2010 22:27:05

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) PAIC
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?

Hi, I just registered my child, am single and my child's BC dont have the father's name too.
according to the registrar, Yes, You can name the child something different. However, there are certain names, i.e. Puteri, Raja, Tunku..etc.. you cant use. As for you, yes, your gal can have his father's surname if you want.
As for me, i opt to leave it out. If in the end, the guy decides to marry you, he can officially adopt the child and have his name officially in.

28 Jun, 2010 17:29:46

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) miss sunshine
what would happen if:

the single mother (Christian) wants to put the father name in the baby birth cert but he is a muslim (british citizenship)? is that possible? the mother name still remain christian? or the baby has to be registered muslim??

06 Aug, 2010 10:48:04

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) cherry
I am a single mother and I have two kids from a Muslim father. That time I was Christians. Both my kids have BC and mykid with no father's name attached-JPN rule-no marriage cert no father's name.
I converted thinking there would be better outcome but no.
Now stuck-to. All single mother's especially if the father is a Muslim man, don't convert yet. Hell lot of problems later. Don't get conned into thinking they will help nothing is rosy and their help is nothing like the other non-muslim group. I hope you take this reminder. Schooling will be no problem but be prepared to get mocked especially if you're planning to convert. Its better you lay low, join women groups to open your mind and learn before your kids gets older. Every penny counts.
27 Dec, 2011 16:58:23

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) Yuki
I'm Chinese Malaysian, I have few question that Bothering me... Hope u guy can help me...
I'm single not marriage, my husband is also a Chinese but he not yet divorce, it seem to be difficult for him to make this steps , so I didn't want him to make this decision, I still be with him for few yr... Now I wish to get pregnant to hv our baby... But I'm worry...can u all help me to find out what is de best solution?

1. Can my baby Birth certificate able to fill the father name column with his name without any marriage certificate?
2. What is the procedure I need to follow ?
3. Is there any future problem my husband or my baby will get it?

05 Jan, 2012 16:25:05

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) kamu
According to JPN website, FAQ's section, birth answer number 4. father name is allow to put in birth cert provided both mother and father need to attend during registration birth cert for the baby and father needs to declare the baby is belongs to him under some act.

Yuki, same as you i also looking for what future problems will face by the baby and the father. like Nationality of the baby.

28 Jan, 2012 23:24:37

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) nickname
hi. i am foreign woman married to malaysian indian. my son is 11 month old and still not registered.
we decided to divorce and my husband wants to go to court for the custody for our son.
i went through all the websites to try to find this information but didnt find any similar case.
my question is:
may i DO NOT add father's name into birth certificate being married to local?

i do not want my son have malaysian citizenship. and i dont care if father column in BC will be blank.
please help as i'm about to loose the custody.
thank you

04 May, 2012 23:42:53

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) leia
hi, im a sarawakian (non-Muslims). my husband and I were married on 14.6.2010 through iban ethnic wedding traditions called 'beterang' but we has not been register our marriage yet because both of us still studying at that time. now Im pregnant (after graduation) and we want to register our marriage but I have some questions.
1. does the wedding date on marriage certificate is based on the actual date of marriage (14.6.2010) or on the date of marriage certificate is registered with JPN?
2. if the date on the marriage certificate is on this year, what is the status of my baby? is he considered as an illegitimate child?
12 May, 2012 04:50:07

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) adam
Hi there ,

I have a daughter born out of wedlock. She born on independence day 31/08/12. Me and my girlfriend planned to marry soon after she is born. As it turned to be, my wife had gone back to her home country (philipines). It had been 2 months without contact. and we havent register our daughter. But what im seeking is how to register my daughter. Its about her future and her education. And I wish she will have better life and opportunity than what I had. Please advise us.

Concerned dad

28 May, 2012 03:42:28

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) adam
Hi there ,

I have a daughter born out of wedlock. She born on independence day 31/08/12. Me and my girlfriend planned to marry soon after she is born. As it turned to be, my wife had gone back to her home country (philipines). It had been 2 months without contact. and we havent register our daughter. But what im seeking is how to register my daughter. Its about her future and her education. And I wish she will have better life and opportunity than what I had. Please advise us.

Concerned dad
skyy_7@hotmail.com

28 May, 2012 03:44:33

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) trisdass
Without marriage certificate JPN will not accept father's name on BC. From my knowledge and experience with other single unwed moms. We have fighting for this a long long time. You CAN REGISTER your child yourself as soon as you deliver, just bring the private clinic or GH/ Klinik ibu dan anak card together with required documents. They will call you in for a short interview to make sure you gave birth to that child and its not a smuggled/trafficked baby. Next when you can't provide the marriage cert you can state you are not married. Immediately father's section will be blank and stated as tiada maklumat even if you wish to have his name but since there is no marriage cert and to prevent "pak sanggup or any tom dick and harry's name" on the card they prefer to leave it as tiada maklumat. The child will be classified as according to your race, your religion and you have full custody. Legally that child's affairs is under your care and your approval. As they reach 6 years, register into any government school and of course there will be "busybody" "holier than thou" people around. By law, you can register your child into std 1. Explain some details only to class teachers, explain to your child. Any further question ask friends, teachers, to call you. In this country it is hard to get the father's name on BC, you cannot get child support (yet), you cannot apply for PPR housing because you are single not married or divorce. Life will be single but not available status. Keep your chin up, don't wallow in sorrow, shame guilt (you have to pass that stage), don't get carried away with gossips, culture and social discrimination. Get a job, get child in daycare, later get them into activities to keep them occupied. Also get involved in women's group just to keep you on your toes. You must participate so we can make that small change of getting the bloody name on the BC and getting child support from the biological father. You can contact me through Wibawa Women FB page. I will be glad to lend you a shoulder. Right now, you must be strong and get the documentation right, get financially stable before you go into any court battle, get the right people to be your safety net. You may not get the help you need but with the right group we an fight this.
28 Jul, 2013 18:32:29

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) bella
i am still married and not yet divorced with my husband.
i already seperate from him for 3 years now as i dont know where his whereabout
currently im in a relationship with a foreigner and i got pregnant.

1. i want to know if i deliver the baby in malaysia will the father name in birth certificate stated my ex husbands name or can be left blank?

tq
Bella

14 Aug, 2013 01:26:18

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) samantha
Hi, I had done a case whereby we manage to put the father's name in the birth certificate. however the baby will be section 13 baby = illegitimate baby unless both biological parents get married. As to Bella, it is possible for you to get a divorce and re-married so that your baby can be a legitimate child. Do note that the biological father does not have rights on the illegitimate child. The child has no rights to the father's estate unless mention otherwise in the will. Thus, it is best to file a divorce petition as soon as possible. you can contact me at chong.yx@mail.com should you need any further clarification. thank you.
19 Aug, 2013 22:51:00

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) Confused
I m 32 years old female and was going out with a foreigner for 3 months.. I got pregnant despite using protection.. The father of the child in the beginning when I told him wanted to keep the child and pay child support and agree to support me throughout pregnancy (checkups and other misallaneous) but I found out that his living with another local women whose paying for his support here in Malaysia.. What are my legal options? Now he is threaten to lodge a report if I abort the child and I suspect this is a scam.. I'm not ready to be mother but I wana move legally towards this couple..
27 Aug, 2013 08:56:00

New MessageRE:single mother and baby (modified 0 times) Oliver
Profile
I am a Malaysian Chinese, male and single; currently working overseas. I would like to seek help/advice for the questions I have:

• What do I need to do as I am thinking of adopting a kid from Malaysia?
• What is the success rate for adopting a kid as a single?
• Any recommended orphanage where I can approach for adopting?
• If the adoption is successful, can I appoint a guardian (who is a foreigner) for my adopted kid?
• What is the requirement and legal procedure of appointing a foreigner guardian?

Your kind assistance, guidance and clarification on the queries is much appreciated.

MANY Thanks.

15 Oct, 2013 15:15:59


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