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A Passport for baby.

Discussion in 'UK Visa and Immigration Help' started by Terence Roberts, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Terence Roberts
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    Terence Roberts Member

    We are applying for a passport for our 4 month old baby girl born in the UK.
    Originals to send include Grandparents documents for both maternal grandparents, (my wife's parents)
    I.E. birth certificates and marriage certificate.
    My wife's parents are both deceased and any documentation they may have had no longer exists, so we are unable to satisfy the documentation requirement.
    What is the best way to sort this one out?
  2. oss
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    oss Not Here Staff Member

    Your child is automatically British, so long as you are a British Citizen "otherwise than by descent" in other words your parents were British and you were born in the UK, if that is true your child is a full British citizen born in the UK, i can't believe they need grandparents documents from your wife, I will try and check the requirements but foreign grandparent's documents are an unreasonable request in my opinion.

    Edit: see here
    https://www.gov.uk/get-a-child-passport/first-child-passport

    Are you referring to this document Section 8, Grandparents and Surrogacy details?

    https://assets.publishing.service.g...your_Passport_Guidance_ILB_49__03.19__web.pdf

    If you are then both you and your partner would have had to have been born abroad in order to have to supply these details.

    As long as one of you is a full British Citizen (and born after 1983) all you have to supply is the details of the parents of the one that is British.

    And the way I read it you only have to do that if you were born after 1983 (whichever one of you has a claim to British Citizenship I mean).
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2020

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