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Naturalisation certificate after British passport

Post by ootum04 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:50 am

Dear Members,

I might have a weird one for you guys!

What is the importance of naturalisation certificate after receiving your British passport. I am awaiting to receive my documents back but I have an emergency and I need to travel... I am only worried coz if I don’t received it on time before my travel date then i am a bit concern if peoples am counting on will post it to where I am going case this get lost for whatever reason, it’s not required anywhere I guess!!! Pls help!!!

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Re: Naturalisation certificate after British passport

Post by secret.simon » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:31 am

A British passport is a travel document. It is not conclusive proof of your British citizenship. British passports issued in error do not make you a British citizen.

The naturalisation certificate is what makes you a British citizen. In future, if you have a problem proving your British citizenship, it is the naturalisation certificate that proves that you are a British citizen. The passport can only be used as proof of identity.
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