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    Letter of consent to travel abroad

    I'm a Swiss national (Swiss German) and have been permanently living in Thailand since 1987.
    Before I met my wife she had a son from someone she met only once and then vanished. Her son left us many years ago to lead his own life. After he left he had a liaison with a girl, had a son, then they split and she took his son with her on which he agreed.
    About 7/8 years ago he got married with another girl with whom he had a daughter. Kanoporn (Amy) born on June 15, 2009. Less than 2 years later the couple divorced and his wife relinquished parental custody to him. Since he was not able to take care of his daughter, he asked beginning of April 2011 his mother (my legal wife, born Thai with Thai & Swiss citizenship) if she wanted to take care of his daughter. He said at that time that he would relinquish his parental rights to her, but that has so far not materialized. Of course, she agreed immediately and Kanoporn (Amy) entered our family on April 15, 2011, 5 years ago. Amy is extremely gifted. When she arrived at our home she didn't speak one word and only started to talk after she was 2 years old. We love her like our own daughter, we pamper her, she goes to a private school and speaks since about 2 years English fluently. Now my 2 questions:
    Next year we would like to go all together on a three week holiday, 1 week to Switzerland and 2 weeks to Spain. In order to travel to Switzerland she will need a Thai travel passport. Do we need parental consent from her son to obtain the passport at the Amphur? I guess so.
    The other important thing is to obtain a letter of consent from her son that Amy can travel with us. Is there an official form somewhere available to download?. Can you maybe explain to me how we should proceed. We know that Amy's biological father will sign any form we ask him to sign. That is not a problem.

    We have her birth certificate and she is registered on my wife's tablien baan.
    If anyone in the know can help, I would be very grateful. Thank you in advance!

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    I have a feeling that if you need any letter, it will be from the mother of Amy.

    There is a thread on here about adopting a child in these circumstances somewhere (finalized a few months ago) so dig that out as, aside from you not adopting which you might like to consider by the way for ease in the future, that guy had to go through a load of nonsense some of which will be relevant.

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    Thank you for your input. Amy's mother has no more parental custody over Amy.

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    Signed and stamped by the local amphur?

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    According to my wife, yes. By the way, we're in good terms with both of them. Both have a new partner. He has again a son with his 3rd love.

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    Why havent you legally sorted out guardianship yet?

    I doubt the nipper's dad got off his arse too.

    See a lawyer

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    Not easy to obtain guardianship as a foreigner. I might have to do that, to see a lawyer.
    My main concern now is to have that letter of consent which he can sign in front of a lawyer. So we can take her on a holiday to Europe.

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    If i were you; my main concern would be to get my wife legally certified as the guardian first and foremost.

    As for getting whom is really your daughter now (after youve cared for her so long) a passport; i wouldn't give you any advice due to pretty obvious reasons

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaiphoon
    Not easy to obtain guardianship as a foreigner.
    There is a thread on here about that, as I said, and it is very straight forward. The bloke, farang, just went through each step and sure enough it coughed out at the end of the process him named as father on the childs documents. The Thais were very helpful but of course sticklers for detail.

    http://teakdoor.com/the-family-room/...f-a-child.html (Legitimization of a child)

    here you go - only took an hour to find it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    If i were you; my main concern would be to get my wife legally certified as the guardian first and foremost.

    As for getting whom is really your daughter now (after youve cared for her so long) a passport; i wouldn't give you any advice due to pretty obvious reasons
    I refer to your last post. What do you mean with "for obvious reasons"? I appreciate very much your input. I tried to send you a PM, but I need to have 20 posts in order to commence sending PMs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thaiphoon
    Not easy to obtain guardianship as a foreigner.
    There is a thread on here about that, as I said, and it is very straight forward. The bloke, farang, just went through each step and sure enough it coughed out at the end of the process him named as father on the childs documents. The Thais were very helpful but of course sticklers for detail.

    http://teakdoor.com/the-family-room/...f-a-child.html (Legitimization of a child)

    here you go - only took an hour to find it
    I thank you so much for your help which is very much appreciated! This puts me into the right direction and I'm amazed that it took him only around 5 months.
    Thanks a million!

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    to get passport
    Thai Passport : Requirements for the Ordinary e-Passports Application - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand

    • If the applicant was born to parents who did not sign a marriage certificate, only the mother of the applicant can sign the parental consent form. She will need to bring a letter guaranteeing sole guardianship issued by her domicile district office (Por Kor 14) accompanied by her ID Card which must bear the title ‘Miss’.
    • If the applicant was born to parents who did not sign a marriage certificate, the father of the applicant cannot sign the parental consent form alone unless there is a court order
      granting sole guardianship to the father.
    • If the applicant’s parents were divorced or did not live together, a parent who is present to sign the parental consent form will need to bring the memorandum of divorce
      proving sole custody of the appearing parent.
    • If the applicant’s birth parents had officially given up the applicant for adoption, they cannot sign the parental consent form on behalf of the adoptive parents.
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