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As a single mum, hw's the process of making birth cert for your newborn? I've send an email to ICA but till now no reply..
Plz advise.. thks..
Hi for Single mum, you have to go ICA to apply then pay $18 .......
normally is go hospital but cuz you dont have marriage cert so its will be done in ICA
Sri must be done with 2 weeks... so during confinement you need to go ICa to do it...
hmmmmm, i think the date can be extended.
go check up the webby .
or instead of emailing, call them up n ask for procedures.
It can be extended to 1.5 month (like my case) coz we're looking fr chinese nm /geomancy for baby that time
The fee if am not mistaken is around 20bucks
But it's better this way rather than making amendments later on, coz ICA'll charge you 100 dollars plus for it
Actually what my friend did was immediately after discharge go to ICA and do. The faster you do better as if i am not wrong they will fine you if it is not done in a certain period of time.
But before go hospital already decide baby name and all.
Hope it help.
ICA - Register Birth
This is their reply:
3 We would like to advise that for registering your child's birth under "Single mother registration", you are required to come in person at Counter 1, Level 3, ICA Building after the delivery of your child (and within 14 days) with the following:-
(a) Notification of Live Birth;
(b) Your NRIC; and
(c) $18.00 fee for birth registration.
4 Your request would be considered subject to the merits of the case.
5 In addition, you may want to note thata DNA test is required if you and the child's natural father subsequently decide to include the father's particulars on the child's birth certificate. The request is subject to approval/rejection. If the application is successful, the prescribed payment to insert the father's particulars is $150.00 ($120.00 for correction of errors on the child's BC and $30.00 for the issuance of a birth extract showing the father's name and particulars. The child's surname would remain as that of you (the mother) unless both of you are married.
6 Should you need further clarification on this matter, you may contact our Registry of Births & Deaths at Tel No. 6391 6343 for assistance.
Always think positive...
No need DNA or pay money just to insert Dad's surname into child's BC .
Did my son's BC at ICA building , I insert Dad's surname too . Just have to do a verbal oath and that's it .
Just insert the daddy name loh. this is what I do also anyway its better than leaving its blank mah!
im thinking of puttin my bf's name into the birth cert, bcos i dont think it looks nice with it being blank right? but however my boyfriend is serving his sentence, hence no wae i can get him to go down to ICA with me. damn irritated.
i know that you can just take a oath to swear that the guy is the child's dad and that will do. can i check if i insert the dad's name into the BC, but can the child's surname still be mine?
To be frank, i will not recommend to insert the father's name if you do not plan to stay with him for marriage etc...
Coz i meet problems now. I had spoken to lawyer and by law, as he is the real father, in future anything like go school or whenever need both parents signature, there will be problems. If you do not wish to keep in contact with him like i do, you will need to get FULL custody of your child and all this almost like if you had to divorce and fighting for custody of child.... but without divorce that all... and if go through lawyer, fees cost at least 2k++ and above (depends on lawyer)... so unless you have plans to settle down with him... no point input his name..
Chances of winning the custody is high but he still stand a chance... do you want to lose your precious ones?
Now i got no choice... it is whether i pay the lawyer's fee if not i had to contact my girl's father whenever they need the father signature etc..
if you married to another man, you will also need to get his consent whether your child can change surname etc to your new man's surname....
if you willing to sign, you r lucky.... but if not??? Had to go through lawyer etc....
so my opinion is dont put father's name unless you getting married with him... but if you put, you can request for monthly maintenance but of course subject whether he want to pay regularly or not... if he not goin to pay, then you will be in trouble like i do in future...
but if i got the choice now, i rather dont put, i dont wish to see a lousy no use person anymore and i do not wish to let my girl know she had such father...
im tinkin of puttin the father's name thou
and whether or not we will end up together will depends on fate
we're seperated now due to him hafing some problem with the laws and serving sentnece
and well, i dont tink he is a lousy guy
just some immature boy who still didnt tink twice before he commit an offence
understand the concern all of you have
but i believe me and the father can work everiting out
pprincesslyn, yours is quite an exceptional case... why not appeal to ica and prisons? they might be able to make special arrangement... eg: maybe let baby's daddy out for a few hours with their escort to ica just for the procedure or maybe can do it in prison?? no harm trying, ya... i guess baby's daddy must be very young, too... are you also facing difficulties in financially? there are a lot of schemes out there who are specifically helping couples whereby one party is serving sentence...in terms of different way... let me know if you need more information, ya... in the mean time, do take good care...