Advice anyone please! I am a single father with residence and parental responsibility for my son. Just applied for his passport and been knocked back as "For children born before 1 July 2006, whose parents are unmarried, citizenship can only be claimed through the mother". I have been told I need to provide her birth certificate. Problem is she done a runner 9 years ago, I have no idea where she is and she hasn't been in touch since. Somebody suggested the General Register Office to get her birth certificate but the form asks for her fathers/mothers name, date and place of birth, any maiden names, all of which I don't have. Anyone got any ideas on what to do next or shall I just book a caravan in Wales?