First of all, I know it’s bad form to jump in with a first-post question, so I’m sorry about that, but’s it’s a bit of an emergency. And I did RTFF, but I couldn’t find my specific problem addressed.
I (British male) will be leaving Taiwan soon to go to Europe with my Taiwanese wife and 3 year-old daughter. I, of course, want my daughter to have a British passport. However, I can’t get a birth certificate for my daughter with my name as the father because it’s Taiwan’s policy, seemingly, to leave the father’s name section blank if the couple are unmarried (we later married, but the policy requires the couple to be married at the time of birth, so my name is still not there).
My other two options are a ‘household certificate’ (and I don’t really understand what that is) that lists me as the father, or a (very expensive) DNA test. But I don’t know if either would be a suitable replacement for a birth certificate. I’ve contacted the British gov, but am yet to receive a reply.
Did anyone have any experience of this? Is it really impossible to fill that blank on a Taiwanese birth certificate? And do any Brits in particular have any experience of getting a child’s passport in this situation?
Thanks, and sorry again for my lack of forum etiquette -time is of the essence.