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Place of birth on passport different from birth certificate (NVC)

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Hello,

 

So I was born in UK but don't have a UK passport. I have a Nigerian passport because I was born to Nigerian parents. My problem now is that the place of birth on my passport is Nigeria while I have a UK birth certificate. Will this be a problem at the NVC stage

 

PLEASE HELP!

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Hi Summerdays

 

1.Was your mother a British citizen at the time of your birth?

2. Are you a Nigerian or British Citizen?

 

Depending on your age been born in England to parents who are not British citizen does not give you an automatic right to been a citizen of the UK. The fact that you were born in the UK meant that your parents had to register your birth while they and you were still in the UK.

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Hello.

 

i was born in 1989 ( after 1983 when a law was instated prohibiting people not born to uk parents the ability to get a uk passport even if they are born in uk). my parents are not uk citizens so I can't obtain a uk passport.  It was easier for my parents to state my birth place as Nigeria when processing my passport as Nigerian government can be quite difficult

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Hi Summerdays

 

Based on what you have said you are a Nigerian citizen, which is possibly what it states in your passport.I think may need to request to change the place of birth on your passport, And be honest as it will make your application much easier. 

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Hi Summerdays

 

Actually on reflection in order to be issued with a passport i believe the passport office need to see your birth certificate. So i am assuming that your parents did not use your English birth certificate to obtain your passport. Therefore the information you shared does not add up!!!!!!!!!!! 

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1 hour ago, summerdays said:

Hello.

 

i was born in 1989 ( after 1983 when a law was instated prohibiting people not born to uk parents the ability to get a uk passport even if they are born in uk). my parents are not uk citizens so I can't obtain a uk passport.  It was easier for my parents to state my birth place as Nigeria when processing my passport as Nigerian government can be quite difficult

That could make things messy for you down the road. Your passport should say born in UK, backed by the birth certificate. Was your mom on a UK tourist visa when you were born? 

Unlike the US, the UK does not confer automatic citizenship to a child born there. 

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This does not add up in my mind?

 

1. You need to make it clear that you are NOT a UK citizen otherwise you won't get very far.

2. Don't they need a copy of your passport at the start stage?

3. Which country do you live in now? Are you living in the UK or Nigeria because this makes a big difference.

 

In my eyes this seems kinda fishy. You needed a birth certificate to get a passport? Nigeria allowed you to get a passport with a UK birth certificate?

 

Edited by MrChamploo

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