Relocating to the UK
Hi, I am getting Married to an British citizen and my son of 4 and I would like to move to the UK in September, the father and ex husband lives in bahrain and only sees his child in South Africa 4 times a year, what is the procedures I need to follow to be able to move to the UK with his consent.
Hello. Your decree of divorce will stipulate the arrangements with respect to the minor child. If you need to relocate to another country, arrange with your ex- husband on access rights as per the court order which should not be a problem since he is in another country. You will need his consent to travel with or relocate the child outside the country. Here is a useful link on the procedure. http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/statements-speeches/621-advisory-new-requirements-for-children-travelling-through-south-african-ports-of-entry-effective-1-june-2015.
If there are any disputes you may bring s application to the High Court for an appropriate order. The High court is deemed as the upper guardian of all children.