A father who is not married to the child's mother can become a guardian by:Step 1
. Swearing an agreement with the mother
. This is a Statutory Instrument, S.I. No. 5 of 1998, and is available here
or from Government Publications, 01-6476834.Watch a video HERE!
on how to complete the form.OrStep 2
.Going to the local District Court
to apply to be appointed a guardian. A father only needs to do this where the mother does not agree to the father becoming a guardian.*It is important to note that even though a father may be on the child/rens birth certificate that this in no way grants or bestows guardianship on the father. Guardianship is a completely seperate process and must be applied for in its own right. The following link will show you how to go about registering a birth and how to apply for a birth certificate