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Hi,

We are preparing all documents required for our interview at US Embassy in Paris, and we are confused about this.

As i'm divorced with a child under 18, I need to proivde a letter of parental consent from her father. Or it's also mentionned "If the Principal applicant has sole legal custody of the sponsored child, an original or certified copy of a custody agreement or divorce judgment indicating sole custody must be presented".

Is there someone who knows what "sole legal custody" means ?

Does it mean that my child lives with me and her father can visit and host her sometimes, does it mean "autorirté parentale exclusive"?

Thank you for your help !

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It all depends on your local law. My divorce decree makes me the custodian of my younger son, that is, he lives with me and I make life changing decisions for him. But local law requires that for emigration he needs father's consent, which I had to get for the embassy.

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Thank you for your answer... As I'm in France it's all about French laws which means I've got my kids' custody but it allows her father to visit and host her too... So that's why we are confused. But maybe some French people here would be able to help us.

 

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So I called my lawyer and apparently as in France sole legal custody could mean "autorité parentale exclusive", and in my case my ex and I have "autorité parentale conjointe", so I need to prodive a letter of consent. So I wrote one and my ex will sign it next week at notary's office, because the document should be notarized. Feel free to contact me if you need more informations :)

Have a nice day

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