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Sorry to hear that Antsmall.Antsmall wrote:...
The lawyers have bailed on me. I'm going to have to wait another week to talk to them, and of course they only told me at the last moment, after I'd got up at dawn on a heinous Monday morning, following a near-sleepless night of trepidation, just to talk to them, hoping for some relief. Another week of having to feel like this. How many minutes that is. I wish I could be in a coma until then. They, who have presumably always had the automatic right to their own father's nationality and their own husband's name, perhaps don't understand how it feels to be denied these things, how I've had relentless nightmares and appetite loss over this, counting down the days and minutes to my appointment with them in hopes they would help me and I could feel normal for a change. They have the luxury of not having to know how it feels.
I'll post updates if I learn anything relevant.
When considering issuing passports, HM PO seeks to confirm that a name is used for all purposes. It would appear you have not assumed a single name for all purposes, and you hold a ... passport in the name of <maiden name>
[There followed an interpretation of the relevant Act of <foreign country> law from the HM PO Policy department]...I understand that you wish to use the name <married name>, as shown on your Naturalization certificate which has been issued by the Home Office, for all purposes.
>> Hope here for those ladies who cannot change their original passport. Especially in relation to countries with legal restrictions on such changes.Therefore in order to be able to proceed with your application, we will require your name on your <current, foreign> passport to be amended to <married name>.
If the authorities are unable to amend your name so that it is the same as on your Naturalization certificate, or if the ... authorities state that you are no longer entitled to hold a <foreign> passport, we will require written confirmation of this from the <foreign> authorities.
>> Again, another hopeful way forward for those ladies who cannot change their original documents for whatever reason.Alternatively you may choose to have your name on your British passport as <maiden name>. To do this we will require a new application form in the name of <maiden name>, evidence of the change of name to <maiden name>, and documents to confirm you are now using the name <maiden name> for all purposes, such as a current letter from your employer or government department.
Thanks for your concern Cool-Dude1980COOL-DUDE1980 wrote:Hi everyone,
I've been reading your posts and don't understand when this new secret policy was introduced!
I naturalised in nov 2014 and applied for the passport in dec 2014 and had no probs or wat so ever.
My foreign passport is in my maiden name, my Naturalisation certificate was in my married name and I applied for my first british passport in my married name, not matching my foreign passport and had no ptobs or wat so ever.
I think u guys are penalised unnecessary and hope you get it sorted out soon cause it seems very unfair
LiaDoe,LiaDoe wrote:Yesterday I sent another request to the HMPO about the status of my application . And today got an answer that with regards to my application the caseworker have contacted the HMPO policy department . The policy department have advised that they are working on my case and caseworker currently awaiting their response.
Also I wrote that the fact, that HMPO holds my foreign passport which is the only document proving my identity does not help in solving the problem.
I have again made contact with my consulate and they have told me that I should in person visit the consular lawyer to get the advice about the possibility of a change of name. As I cannot in person visit the consulate or any authorities without a passport I'll need that HMPO returned my passport back .
And the caseworker offered to send me my passport back via courier post without canceling my application .