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    You can apply for a copy of your son's birth certificate by post or online

    http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/immig...applybirth.htm

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    I am wondering about this too...

    Quote Originally Posted by gpjapan View Post
    Hi, from where I come we use husband's first name as the child's surname. I can't use my husband's surname for my child as it would be my fil's name.
    Do you think it is easy to add my husband's first name as child's surname?

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    Catan, you will not be able to use the husband's first name as your child's surname as far as I understand. My husband had huge arguments with the birth registry on this very point as it is the tradition in the place he comes from.

    First, as Nicole says, the birth certi just shows the child's first name. So the argument they finally used to convince my husband (and which my husband tried on me - I remain unconvinced) is that that is all there is to it and when you apply for a passport you can get whatever name you want.

    However, the birth registry issues some sort of sticker for immigration and on that sticker the name issued is child's name + father's last name. So on some record somewhere, the child's name has gone down as that. Which is not the name we want for our child.

    By the way, my husband was also told that it is possible for the child to take the mother's last name. So basically, the last name of one of the parents. In which case, how does the 'last name does not matter on birth certificate' argument stand.

    The birth certificate is used as a document for some things in our home country. So the name on the birth certificate is important. The birth registry, however, refused to budge.

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    we got it done using the 'alias' wording. it has 2 names in the birth certificate and we got the passport done as per father's name as last name

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    charade-- thanks for replying!

    I also argued with the birth registry on this. They also said you can get whatever name you want on the passport. However, as we are applying for HKSAR pp, they follow what's on the HK birth cert.

    I was advised to have a deed poll done for her name before applying for her HKID and I did that. No response from immigration dept yet whether or not this worked.

    I am curious about the child taking mother's last name-- do you mean for HKID and HKSAR pp?

    Quote Originally Posted by charade View Post
    Catan, you will not be able to use the husband's first name as your child's surname as far as I understand. My husband had huge arguments with the birth registry on this very point as it is the tradition in the place he comes from.

    First, as Nicole says, the birth certi just shows the child's first name. So the argument they finally used to convince my husband (and which my husband tried on me - I remain unconvinced) is that that is all there is to it and when you apply for a passport you can get whatever name you want.

    However, the birth registry issues some sort of sticker for immigration and on that sticker the name issued is child's name + father's last name. So on some record somewhere, the child's name has gone down as that. Which is not the name we want for our child.

    By the way, my husband was also told that it is possible for the child to take the mother's last name. So basically, the last name of one of the parents. In which case, how does the 'last name does not matter on birth certificate' argument stand.

    The birth certificate is used as a document for some things in our home country. So the name on the birth certificate is important. The birth registry, however, refused to budge.

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    bump. my wife asked me the same question after I came back from the government office. :D probably useful for new parents. :) saves me a trip to the office to "fix" it.

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