Hi! I have a friend she is 17 years old when she had her ILR stamped on her Philippine passport petitioned by her mother. She is Filipina and she doesn't have British passport yet. She fell pregnant with her son 4 years ago and the father of her child is from Brazil the boy is born in the UK. The father signed the birth certificate but then totally vanished. She has no idea of his whereabouts now. Questions: *Can she apply for her son for a British passport without any consent from the father? *Would she need a solicitor to do it? * Does this need a court consent? Any information would be helpful. One of my friend told me if she tried to apply straight away without any solicitor's advice, the Home Office will just reject the application and the fees will be retained. Thanks a lot for all your answers good people of British-Filipino site. God bless!