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Re: Passport refused - uncancelled passport in maiden name

Post by dita7 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:59 pm

This post might benefit to EU citizens with British Citizenship who can't change their name(s) in a previous country of citizenship, or might not want to do so because of any reason(s).
The reason I applied for UK passport were concerns about how to prove to UKBA post-Brexit (transition period) that I am a British citizen and can enter/exit UK without restrictions. These days, HMPO will not refuse you UK passport should you hold other non-UK passports in a different name, but your application can be put on hold indefinitely.
After complaining, and subsequently escalating my complaint I finally got a knowledgeable person on the phone who took the time to speak to me and explained there is such thing as Right-to-Abode which every UK citizen might apply for (at a cost of £372 currently). If this is something that will save you time and concern please check Right to Abode

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Re: Passport refused - uncancelled passport in maiden name

Post by obm » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:58 pm

There's already topic on this, re Certificate of Entitlement british-citizenship/certificate-of-enti ... 77803.html which currently takes up to 6 (!) months to issue. So, remember to recall (online) your passport after submitting the CoE application (and then re-send it once the HO contacts you to finalise it with a stamp in your passport). Obviously, CoE is only valid for the duration of that one passport... and then (after passport expires) you have to reapply again...

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Re: Passport refused - uncancelled passport in maiden name

Post by violet1 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:14 pm

Hi,
I wonder if anyone could offer some advice on my case. My daughter and I were granted British Citizenship in February this year and I recently applied for British passport for my daughter and I. My British passport came through without a problem but we have encountered what seems to be a real problem with my daughter's passport application. My daughter has a Brazilian passport in my ex-husbands surname and she has her naturalization certificate in my new married name which she has used for twelve years. The naturalization certificate does also state her birth name underneath the name she uses today.
We have a problem because the HPO has asked to change the name on the Brazilian passport to match the name on the Naturalization certificate. This is impossible as I would need my ex-husband written permission and I have not had any contact whatsoever with him for more than twelve years and do not know of his whereabouts. The other option suggested by HPO was to try to change the name on the British naturalization certificate, but we have been told that the Home Office will not do this.
I have written to ask if the British passport can in fact be issued in my daughter's birth name (which also appears on her naturalization certificate) and which is the same as the Brazilian passport. She is fifteen years old. We have not heard anything back from my last correspondence with regards to this although I have received lots of conflicting information on the passport phone advice line.

We have really hit a brick wall with this and I would be ever so grateful if somebody could offer some further advice? Thank you.

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Re: Passport refused - uncancelled passport in maiden name

Post by dita7 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:18 pm

Just in case it will be helpful to somebody Bill introduced to allow dual citizenship for Indians as of 18/07/2019. Not sure how it will affect changing names.

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Re: Passport refused - uncancelled passport in maiden name

Post by apsk » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:34 pm

dita7 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:18 pm
Just in case it will be helpful to somebody Bill introduced to allow dual citizenship for Indians as of 18/07/2019. Not sure how it will affect changing names.
This is just a bill introduced, not passed. It will take a while if at all it passes, which seems quite unlikely.

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Re: Passport refused - uncancelled passport in maiden name

Post by brcr11 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:00 pm

Hi everyone,

I have read all the messages and it seems that the problem hasn't been resoved yet.
I haven't noticed that anyone used paragraph 7.3 of this document
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... t_2016.pdf

7.3 For Dual citizens, provided the name requested on the UK passport application matches exactly the name on any foreign passport, whether valid or expired, the UK passport may be issued in the surname used prior to marriage.

If someone has changed their name in the UK to their married name, but still has an old passport in their maiden name, wouldn't this allow them to apply in their maiden name without changing all their documents back to maiden name?

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Re: Passport refused - uncancelled passport in maiden name

Post by obm » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:40 pm

Thank you brcr11 for this useful comment. However, the issue remains that once a UK passport is issued in maiden name this does not match all the core documents that the person uses in everyday life in the UK e.g. driver's licence, NIN, etc., etc.
Plus the 7.3.creates a fundamental discrimination between those Dual Citizens (who are UK citizens as well) and 7.4./7.5: all "other than Dual Citizens" (who are also UK citizens) - who get an observation in their passport, which confirms their current legal name in teh UK (which is used for all purposes).
This is the basic issue that HO has put us all in such deep sh*t about...

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Re: Passport refused - uncancelled passport in maiden name

Post by Jayjap » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:51 pm

Hi hope anyone can advise on my scenario?

My wife was born in Vietnam then lived in Japan (with Japanese name) and we are now living in UK. We got married in Japan. When we moved here from Japan she was advised she would be legally known as a name which has 1 Japanese and 1 Vietnamese name and my surname. Her driving license (and bank account, mortgage etc) is therefore in this name and this was the name we used for her life in Uk test which she has just passed.

Surely therefore her citizenship and passport application should be done in this name? She has a Vietnamese passport which of course is different to the name on her British driving license. Been reading other threads about complications with different names so trying to check before we go further.

Any advice much appreciated.

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Re: Passport refused - uncancelled passport in maiden name

Post by CR001 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:52 pm

Jayjap wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:51 pm
Hi hope anyone can advise on my scenario?

My wife was born in Vietnam then lived in Japan (with Japanese name) and we are now living in UK. We got married in Japan. When we moved here from Japan she was advised she would be legally known as a name which has 1 Japanese and 1 Vietnamese name and my surname. Her driving license (and bank account, mortgage etc) is therefore in this name and this was the name we used for her life in Uk test which she has just passed.

Surely therefore her citizenship and passport application should be done in this name? She has a Vietnamese passport which of course is different to the name on her British driving license. Been reading other threads about complications with different names so trying to check before we go further.

Any advice much appreciated.
Please continue in your existing topic where you have already received advice. It isnt necessary to post the same questions multiple times.
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