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Porphyrio
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Place/country of birth of parents

Post by Porphyrio » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:06 pm

Hello. I have a question about the place/country of birth of both my parents. That place has changed name in their lifetime (and was also part of different states...)

Should I put: a) the state and the relevant form of the town then, or rather b) the current one. I’ve checked the guidance but it’s silent on that.

Many thanks in advance

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Re: Place/country of birth of parents

Post by CULLINAN » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:12 pm

Porphyrio wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:06 pm
Hello. I have a question about the place/country of birth of both my parents. That place has changed name in their lifetime (and was also part of different states...)

Should I put: a) the state and the relevant form of the town then, or rather b) the current one. I’ve checked the guidance but it’s silent on that.

Many thanks in advance
Best to use the name which is on their official travel document/official documents (if any), otherwise,
Does not matter really.
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Re: Place/country of birth of parents

Post by Porphyrio » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:02 pm

Many thanks. I thought so. It seems a detail of marginal importance.

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Re: Place/country of birth of parents

Post by alterhase58 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:27 pm

Porphyrio wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:02 pm
Many thanks. I thought so. It seems a detail of marginal importance.
I understand the reason UKVI ask about this is that some applicants may already be British on account of their parents, but may not realise it. As it's not marked optional we'll have to fill it in - in my case both my parents were born in their then home country part of which is now in another country. as @ CULLINAN said not important (in most cases).
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Re: Place/country of birth of parents

Post by obormot » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:56 pm

When doing my application, I put in the name of the birth city of my parents as it was when they were born. And for me I put its current name, and in parenthesis old name.
Then later I found some guidance - but not about naturalisation process, about UK passport - where it stated that place of birth in UK passport should be stated as it is "now" (at the moment passport is issued).
In my naturalisation certificate and UK passport I have current name (of both city and country where I was born)
In fact, as for country, I think when I was opening a scroll down window in the application there was even no option for old name, only for current one.

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