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Hi,

 

A Thai girl I know is due soon to have her baby and we were talking about how hard it is for farang to get visa in Thailand, and then she told me she doesn't anyone to put as the father in the child's birth certificate and if she put my name, I could get visa easily in the future.

 

To me this seems like a very risky thing to do. But reading a few topics here, people say a name on this document means nothing.

 

Can anyone tell me what are the pros and cons of having your name there?

 

Is there a way for her to ask for child support or any kind of payment in the future legally?

 

In any case I said no, but I wanted to be more informed about this. 

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4 hours ago, BritManToo said:

You have to be declared father by a court if you aren't married.

Your name on a birth certificate means nothing to Thai Immigration.

That's not what happened to me. I'm on my sons and daughters birth certs and not married to either Thai mothers!

 

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5 hours ago, dimitriv said:

 

In the Netherlands I was able to get a 3 month visa in the Thai consulate with only a birth certificate. They did not ask for more than that.

 

 

 

One day the phone will ring and someone will say papa to you 😆

 

 

How did you get your name there? Did you have to give your passport or copy of your passport?

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44 minutes ago, timoti said:

How did you get your name there? Did you have to give your passport or copy of your passport?

 

No...  We carefully translated my name from Latin to Thai letters...  Wrote that on a piece of paper, together with my birthdate and country. And that was all. My girlfriend told he hospital that the child should get my last name and gave them that paper.

 

My daughter was born in a hospital. They took care of everything. Probably they went to the Amphur. A week later we received the birth certificate from the hospital.

 

I was surprised about this procedure. I never showed them my passport. I never signed anything. My girlfriend could have given them a paper with a false name, and the child would get the last name of that non existing imaginary father.

 

The information about the last name for the child was also very confusing. I had read somewhere that my daughter could not get my last name because I am not married. But it was not a problem. Maybe because the hospital has arranged everything? Maybe it is different if you go to the Amphur yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, BritManToo said:

You have to be declared father by a court if you aren't married.

Your name on a birth certificate means nothing to Thai Immigration.

Chinese woman round the corner got a Thai to say he was her daughters father, she lives with the real (Chinese) dad. On that she gets to stay here on a visa extension looking after her until the girl grows up. The only problem she has with immigration is when her money in the bank is short, a few baht sorts that out as well.

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11 hours ago, fangless said:

You sign;

She now say:

"Now you admit you father my baby, you pay or monkey house or big brother etc!"

 

Maybe not legal but painful to both mind and body when said to the unsuspected!

You beat me to it. If one is legally a parent by signing a legal document, one is then legally responsible for the child ( in the sense of paying ).

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It would be fraud to put your name on an birth certificate if you know you're not the father, this may come back to bite you at a later date, especially if the real father finds out, you could end up in prison, then deported and barred.

 

 

 

 

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