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Re: British Passport refused for an adopted child of EEA citizen

Post by areczkowski24 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:33 am

Hello 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.

This is reply from passport office.

If you wish to reapply for the child’s first passport you would need to provide us with the following;



· A fully completed application form (with birth parents details,)

· A fee of £46.00

· Mother’s full birth certificate

· The child’s full birth certificate

· The child’s maternal grandmother’s birth certificate

· The full adoption certificate

· Two photographs (one certified by the countersignatory).

Any further information, please contact us through our helpline on 0300 222 0000 or via E-mail Liverpool@hmpo.gsi.gov.uk





Kind Regards



G Duffy

Customer Service Management Team



Her Majesty's Passport Office

I'm getting confused now by the phone they say something different.

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Re: British Passport refused for an adopted child of EEA citizen

Post by JAJ » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:26 am

areczkowski24 wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:33 am
Hello 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.

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I'm getting confused now by the phone they say something different.
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.

The Passport Office are not going to issue a British passport without evidence of British citizenship. And if by some chance they did- it would be too easy for them to refuse renewal in 5 or 10 or 25 years time (if they issue a passport by mistake- they are not obliged to renew it). In a complex nationality situation such as that of your son, a passport on its own is not durable evidence of citizenship that can be relied upon for the future.
This is not intended to be legal or professional advice in any jurisdiction.

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Re: British Passport refused for an adopted child of EEA citizen

Post by areczkowski24 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:39 am

Ok thanks i wil applying for NS anyway to protect my son in the future.

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Re: British Passport refused for an adopted child of EEA citizen

Post by LipeAlves » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:56 am

Hi 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?

Can someone help please?

Thanks,
Filipe

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Re: British Passport refused for an adopted child of EEA citizen

Post by JAJ » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:59 pm

LipeAlves wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:56 am
Hi 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?
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.

In order to prevent problems at future passport renewal, it would be recommended to obtain a Nationality Status Certificate for the child.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... us-form-ns

If you want the child to have Portuguese citizenship you should investigate the process with the Portuguese authorities. Don't assume anything is automatic- in many countries, there are different procedures for adopted children and it may be difficult or impossible to obtain citizenship later on.
This is not intended to be legal or professional advice in any jurisdiction.

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Re: British Passport refused for an adopted child of EEA citizen

Post by areczkowski24 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:03 pm

Hi,
To Portuguese couple, have you apply for nationality confirmation status ( NS ) yet ?
I was apply for it about 5 weeks ago and still waiting for the letter!


Thanks in advance

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Re: British Passport refused for an adopted child of EEA citizen

Post by areczkowski24 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:09 pm

Hi all again,

Finally today I have received British nationality status letter ( NS ) from Home office.

I would like to apply again for British Passport for my adopted son . I was just looking at the passport application form and do not know exactly how to fill the parents section. Should we have our details there or the birth parents?


Thanks in advance

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Re: British Passport refused for an adopted child of EEA citizen

Post by areczkowski24 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:37 pm

Hello all,

Very disappointed with passport officer.

Today I have received letter from PO .

despite the fact that I sent British nationality status letter for my adopted son witch say my son is British the PO still need more evidence to confirm my son British citizen.

This is what PO writing in the letter see below.


Please send us:

My son biological mother full birth certificate issues by the relevant authority or as a replacement obtained by her.

As she was also born after 1st January 1983 we will need evidence of her claim to British citizenship ( for example her mother's birt certificate or her father's birt certificate and parents marriage certificate). Also same evidence for my adopted son biological father.

This is ridiculous way the PO still need more evidence ? The British nationality status letter is not enough for PO why?


Please help.


Thanks in advance.

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Re: British Passport refused for an adopted child of EEA citizen

Post by vinny » Sat May 19, 2018 6:30 am

Their new policy makes the Nationality Status letter practically useless.
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Re: British Passport refused for an adopted child of EEA citizen

Post by vinny » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:10 am

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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.
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