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The mother is refusing to give up the  birth certificate of the child living with me.

I am applying for child credit from the govt but it says i need the birth certificate?

 

What are my rights to obtain it?   The child and I have asked numerous times, its 'lost' or 'cant be found'  or 'you dont need it'  

 

We DO need it for all sorts of things, her next steps in education, ID for bank, passports etc.

 

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Birth certificates are publicly available. In London you get them from Somerset House – if you have a look on the Internet for your area you will find out where to get a copy.

 

https://www.gov.uk/order-copy-birth-death-marriage-certificate

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be VERY careful of websites that charge upto £100!

only use the GRO gov't one about $8

 

https://www.gov.uk/order-copy-birth-death-marriage-certificate

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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18 minutes ago, BankFodder said:

Birth certificates are publicly available. In London you get them from Somerset House – if you have a look on the Internet for your area you will find out where to get a copy.

 

https://www.gov.uk/order-copy-birth-death-marriage-certificate

 

Somerset House? The GRO moved out of Somerset House in 1970!

 

As you say, now it's all done online on that link. (GRO, not that it matters much where they are when you order online, has been in Southport since the 1990s. AFAIK there has been no facility to get copies of certificates from the GRO anywhere other than online for a long time).

 

The price has gone up from £8, more like £12-£15 now I think.

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2 minutes ago, Ethel Street said:

 

Somerset House? The GRO moved out of Somerset House in 1970!

 

Maybe I've got old-timers disease

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10 minutes ago, BreadAndButter said:

yeah but this form says you canot use an authorised copy?  Is that even a legal request?

 

can i legally apply for the cert?

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-benefit-claim-form-ch2

 

this is the form says i cany use a copy or authorised copy

 

 

Which bit says that? 

 

Lots of people manage to lose their birth certificates. If GRO copies were unacceptable they'd be unable to do lots of things in life but that doesn't happen because GRO copies are acceptable.

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you can use one from GRO.

 

been there done that

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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7 minutes ago, BreadAndButter said:

section 3, documents we need

 

You mean this bit? That's referring to photocopies authenticated by a solicitor or someone not being acceptable. It doesn't mean GRO copies are not accepted. GRO copies are official documents in their own right, not photocopies.

 

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