Hi, my son age 14 needs his surname chan...

Asked by ruben on 28-04-2021 07:26:14
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng

Hi, my son age 14 needs his surname changed for the purpose of getting an ID. He is playing soccer for an academy and this is a requirement from them. I have not seen or heard of his father since his age of 11. Recently I tried finding the father for us to both go to home affairs to sign and get a password for him but had no luck as such. I got hold of his brother about 3 weeks ago but his brother last saw him in 2018. He is believed to be on drugs. I walked through some spots like fortsburg trying to find him but had no luck. I want to know what steps as a mom I can take to get my son a passport and also change his surname on his birth certificate. He is really looking forward to playing for this academy and I would not want to dissapoint him by not doing all I can do to get him a passport. 

Thanks a kind regards

Dorothy 

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