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Following the previous post. The advice is the same- continuing to ask questions of the Passport Office is a waste of your time. Go ahead and apply for a Nationality Status Certificate. You don't need the permission of the Passport Office to do so. When you receive one, then go back to the Passport Office.areczkowski24 wrote: ↑Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:33 amHello again I just received email from passport office I was ask them in my email if any different way how I can apply for first British passport for my adopted child without confirmation of british nationality status.
I'm getting confused now by the phone they say something different.
British nationality by birth is derived from birth parents. It wouldn't make a difference if you were settled- a U.K. adoption only confers British nationality if one of the adoptive parents is a British citizen.LipeAlves wrote: ↑Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:56 amHi everyone,
We are a Portuguese couple that are about to receive the adoption certificate for our child and we’re pretty much in the same situation as the Polish couple. We have been living in the UK for less than 5 years so we’re not yet considered settled.
However, we have managed to obtain the birth mother and maternal grandmother’s birth certificates.
We have also talked with Passport Office and they said that should be sufficient proof of nationality for our daughter, however I was just looking at the passport application form and don’t exactly how to fill the parents section. Should we have our details there or the birth parents?
The United Kingdom makes provision for children adopted by a British citizen to automatically acquire British citizenship. But this does not prevent the child from also retaining the nationality of his country of origin. Indeed the same protections apply to a British child adopted by foreign nationals in a foreign country. The British child retains British citizenship but may on reaching the age of 18 (or on marriage, if married under 18 years) renounce such citizenship, provided he has acquired the citizenship or nationality of another country.