Hi..I recently had a baby boy.He is almost a month old.My husband divorced me in between my pregnancy.He did not tell the court about my pregnancy.Now i need to apply for my sons passport.I dont know where he is .I tried emailing him ..but no response from him.I read bout ds-3053 form and item 5 of special circumstances.Can all this make the passport application denied?I read that a court order to travel will make things easy.What is the time taken to get the court orders
Thank you for your question and for using JA. Please click accept so I will receive credit from JA for my time.Since you were married at the time of conception, your ex is the legal father. In order to obtain a passport, you will need to have a court grant you an order giving you sole legal and physical custody of the child. That is the only way and that can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months, depending. You will need to try to find the father and have him served with the petition for custody. Here is an attorney referral sitehttp://www.lawyer.com
But my visa will expire soon..and I need to take my son with me..Does ds-3053 special cirumstances risky for application to be not rejected?
That I am not sure of. I will send this to the Immigration section.
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