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Residents in UK applying for Spain Tourist Schengen Visa

Discussion in 'Europe Wide Visa Discussions' started by gigi, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. gigi
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    gigi New Member

    Hello all,
    I married here in UK and a resident for 4 years now. My Filipino daughter who is 13 is also a resident here.
    My family plans to spend 7 days in Lanzarote, Spain and I need to apply for a Schengen Spain tourist visa for mine and my daughter's. She was born in Philippines, illegitimate and wasn't acknowledge by the father, which is reflected in her birth certificate, it is blank in the father section. I know legally I have sole custody and doesn't need to have court orders but I have read somewhere here, similar case that the dependants visa was refused.
    In the visa checklist, it says:
    1. Children under 18 years old must have their form signed by both parents or l

      Photocopy of birth certificate or adoption certificate, showing original.

      Photocopies of passports of both parents or legal guardians and S applicable, have to be attached, showing originals.

      4.1 In the case of minors travelling without their parents or legal guardians or with one single parent, in addition to the documents mentioned above,
    1. 4.1 In the case of minors travelling without their parents or legal guardians, or travelling with one single parent, in addition to the documents mentioned above, applicants must submit:

      Notarised authorisation of the parents or of the parent who does not travel with the minor. In case of sole custody, official document proving such.
    I am just wondering if someone here had a similar experience. Our applications are due this Thursday and I just need to know if I need a document that proves I have sole custody other than the birth certificate. Many thanks.x
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2019
  2. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    where are you applying for the shenghen visa ?
  3. gigi
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    gigi New Member

    In London BLS
  4. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    If the child is classed as illegitimate then the mother defaults to sole responsibility.
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  5. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    whats that--the spanish embassy ? cant you email them asnd ask for clarification ?
  6. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    The simple answer to this is as follows if a migrant had to demonstrate for child settlement visa sole responsibility and the only document provided was a birth certificate with father's name blank then it is recognised the child is illegimate.
    This gives mum sole responsibility going forward
    UK law is slightly different on illegitimate children and father's rights etc
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  7. gigi
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    gigi New Member

    Thats what I believe..
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