My 14 yr old needs a passport, birth certificate lists father who (at his own choosing) has been absent since she was 9 months. No, contact of any kind and social media search yields nothing. I would like to include the specific code with the application.
This has nothing to do with Georgia law. The requirement of two parents signing the child’s passport is a federal requirement.
It doesn't matter, as passport applications are governed by federal law, not Georgia law. Further, you have no fundamental right to travel outside of the country, so you can try to spice up your application with legalese, but it doesn't mean anything to the State Department.
You will need to find him and get him to sign the form. Another option may be to hunt him down and file for child support and/or child support contempt if an order is already entered and he is behind. That could help "motivate" him to sign the form.
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