29 Jul 2012, 11.55PM
I had a very complicated case. I am legally separated from my previous marriage in 2010 and in 2011 I knew someone and now I had a baby girl with her. Both are foreigners and I am going through some complication and delayed processes in my divorce as my wife wanted to fight for maintenance which I refused. As this process will take some time, both my baby girl and the mother left everything in their country and come here with me. I am happy with them and especially for my baby girl, I felt she deserved the right to be with her mom and dad. However I am unable to get them to stay long enough here. I tried applied for a long term visit pass and appealed twice but not successful. I understand fully that one have to be legally marry to apply for it but in my case, I am unable to marry.
I wish to get advice on what i can do to allow both my baby girl and the mother to be here. ICA refuse to advice me and I felt they are very unhelpful. I cannot leave them in their country as nobody is capable of taking care of them. Is cruel to throw the mother and my baby alone. I have this thinking if all failed I might give up my citizenship and go live there with them. This will be the last choice if I have no solution.
I hope I can be directed to the right department for better advice. I know that law and regulations us needed but there should be some flexibility given like my case.
Appreciate any comments