Parents flocking to obtain new forms yesterday to apply for their mainland children to come to the SAR said they were left confused about the application rules. Scores swamped the Shenzhen Exit-Entry Administration Office and other public security branches in Guangdong yesterday as officers began distributing the new forms. Among those who queued in Shenzhen were parents of illegitimate children who were allowed to apply for settlement in Hong Kong after the Court of Final Appeal ruling on abode. But none were told where they should go to undergo a DNA test to prove their blood ties with their children, as Beijing and Hong Kong officials are still discussing the detailed arrangements. One Hong Kong resident's two-year-old son was born to a mainland woman whom he did not marry. 'The three of us had a DNA test at a hospital in Guangzhou last year at a cost of $3,500. Will that be counted?' he asked. He said he would also have trouble gathering other documentary proof needed for his application such as evidence of co-habitation with the mother. Another Hong Kong resident with a five-year-old son, born before he married his mainland wife, said he could not collect the proof needed for the application for illegitimate children. 'The ridiculous requirements are forcing people to falsify documents,' he said. But he did not realise that his son was counted as legitimate and could be exempt from undergoing the DNA test and providing other documentary proof. Director of Shenzhen's Exit-Entry Administration, Xu Dongping, said: 'Parents in this situation have their marriage registered afterwards. The problem of illegitimate children does not exist.' Asked if action would be taken if applications suggested parents had committed bigamy or breached the mainland's one-child policy, Mr Xu said the office did not have responsibility for prosecuting such offences. Shenzhen authorities had scrutinised 3,900 applications and are processing another 4,000.