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The naturalisation certificate is only received at the ceremony after taking the oath. You only become BC then.on receipt of naturalisation certificate (i.e following AN application),
or after attending the oath ceremony
I understand what you are saying; but for most purposes, a passport is a suuficient proof of citizenship. ( of course, to get the first passport, one needs the naturalisation cert; so in thatv sense, the cert. is primary)mcovet wrote:passport is just a TRAVEL DOCUMENT, it is the naturalisation/registration certificate which proves your citizenship, just as a birth certificate. One may live his whole life without having a passport but being able to take advantage of his citizenship in the fields of welfare & benefits, housing, employment just on the basis of being British WITHOUT a passport!
Hope the distinction is now clear to you, passports are SECONDARY in nature and only follow after the certificates!
Well that depends on the rules of that unnamed country.nnj10 wrote:Thanks all for your response.
So if I belong to a country where dual nationality is not allowed.
I guess I can surrender passport of my country of origin AFTER I receive my first british passport following naturalisation/registration certificate.