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    For my brother:
    Currently I am drafting an affidavit for my brother to find notary public to confirm he cannot travel back to HK....
    just for getting baby's HK birth certificate.

    So step number 1, he has to pay 75 quid for a
    notary public for his service.
    Last edited by steffie1; 31-03-2013 at 03:08 AM.

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    I still like the UK, prefer it to HK. One thing it shares in common with HK though is being run by incompetents. TokyoRoss - move up north, even though I am a southerner I still prefer the north, the people are much friendlier. My wife thought I had hundreds of friends until she realised that the hand raised when you are driving was a sign to thank someone for letting you go or to acknowledge their thanks. I hadn't realised it is a constant flow of such signals in Hull. Don't remember it being so common down south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steffie1:
    Progress:

    For my brother:
    Currently I am drafting an affidavit for my brother to find notary public to confirm he cannot travel back to HK....
    just for getting baby's HK birth certificate.

    So step number 1, he has to pay 75 quid for a
    notary public for his service.
    You will find it is a seemingly continual flow of money, we had to pay 300 quid for a DNA test.
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    Hullexile, I did consider it after being offered a job up Newcastle way. The weather has been the final straw, it has basically been too cold/wet to take the children outside for such a long time. UK winter seems to be almost 6 months long.

    My eldest can't stop talking about a few days on Lantau and springtime hiking on Takao near Tokyo.

    On the subject of the visa cost, I'm pretty sure ours was well over £2000 in total.

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    Doesn't he just need to make a statutory declaration that the child is his?

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using GeoClicks Mobile

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    ::::: Hullexile, LOL.
    When I was small, I used to see people giving that hand signal when driving car....
    because back then there were no air-con in car and windows were opened!

    Last edited by steffie1; 31-03-2013 at 02:03 PM.

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    ::::To IMPARANOIC,
    HK has been pretty loose & have relatively little control over the influx of mainland China immigrant. 150 each day for almost 2 decades.
    FACT/Phenomenon:
    On www, anyone notice that there have been mounting discontent from HK locals against tourists and immigrants from PRC ...
    due to some cases of cultural clash and economic impact...
    ie, unruly public behaviours, rent & prices go up , resources getting very tight at school, clinices, baby formula, etc,
    and,
    the large amount of pro-PRC immigrants begin to dilute the HK population giving adversed effect on election for pan-democrats.

    Last edited by steffie1; 31-03-2013 at 02:22 PM.

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    ::::TokyoRoss,
    Regarding kids speaking in non-British eccents....
    I am so sad that the influence of BBC declined so much so fast due to the budget cuts.
    More and more news reporters/MC in different countries speaks in American English. :.(
    Since BBC TV channels including World Service have cost money over the cable/broadband TV, no wonder people prefer to watch the free NHK World, CCTV, American Voice, etc.
    Putting UK in bad position in long term!

    Last edited by steffie1; 31-03-2013 at 02:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usehername:
    Doesn't he just need to make a statutory declaration that the child is his?
    Sent from my GT-I9100 using GeoClicks Mobile
    Thanks. In the doc I just drafted for him for the notary public to sign,
    I included the data of birth & name of the baby of him xxx and his girlfriend xxx.
    Hope that work.

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    @Steffie
    I don't have any issues with the various different English accents you find around the Pacific rim, or for most regional dialects within the UK for that matter.
    It is just the general laziness and harsh sound of rough southern English that I find disappointing.


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