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i have indefinate leave to remain and want to apply for citizinship

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i have indefinate leave to remain and want to apply for citizinship for my 17 year old daughter but they want proof of seperation with the father. . dad does not live in this country
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for your question.
To enable me to answer your question could you please respond to the following using the same numbering:-
1. Are you divorced from the father?
2. Where is the father?
3. On what basis is your daughter entitled to citizenship
4. Does your daughter hold ILR?

Kind regards.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
i am not divorced
in sierraleone
as my dependant
Expert:  Thomas replied 3 years ago.

How have you come to acquire ILR? What visa were you on?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
on long term stay for over 10yrs work permit
Expert:  Thomas replied 3 years ago.
Have you received correspondence from the UKBA about this, if so what does it say?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Expert:  Thomas replied 3 years ago.

Thanks for your question.

I’m a little confused over why they are asking this but if you were not married to the father then I should think that you will have to ask the father to execute a Statutory Declaration drafting by a solicitor here which states the facts (that although you were in a relationship and he is the father of your child he has been separated from you from the date of separation and confirms that you have sole residence your daughter and that here permanent home is in the UK).

A local solicitor should be able to prepare this for you to send to the father so that he can take it to a Notary where he is to execute it. It should cost around £50-75 + Vat for the solicitor to draft/prepare this for you. Once this has been returned you should also draft a Statutory Declaration confirming the facts and both should be submitted with your application. You should also state that as the father is in Sierra Leone there is no requirement or need that you apply to Court in the UK for a Residence Order because this is not disputed.

This would be the ideal way forward. It’s possible that the UKBA may not accept a Statutory Declaration executed by you on your own

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