British passport applications for children born in UK to Irish citizens

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[name removed] (Account suspended)

Dear HM Passport Office,

I require policy clarification on issuing British passports to children born in the UK, at the present time, to Irish citizens.

The following Gov.uk web page (https://www.gov.uk/types-of-british-nati...) states the following paragraph:

If you were born in the UK on or after 1 January 1983
You don’t automatically get British citizenship if you were born in the UK.
If you were born on or after 1 January 1983, you’ll be a British citizen if your mother or father was either:
• a British citizen when you were born
• ‘settled’ in the UK when you were born

Owing to the Ireland Act 1949, Irish citizens are considered “settled” in the UK whilst resident in the country.

Firstly, what criteria need to be met over and above (a) a child born in England to (b) an Irish citizen resident in England, for that child to acquire British citizenship upon birth?

Secondly, what documentation evidence is required to be submitted to HMPO for a British passport for that child other than (a) the passport application form, (b) the passport application fee, (c) the child’s UK birth certificate and (d) the Irish parent’s current passport, valid at the time of the child’s birth.

Thirdly, please would you supply me any internal documentation which is used to convey policy on issuing British passports to children born in England to Irish citizens e.g. instructions to case workers on how to assess such applications.

Thank you very much for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

[name removed]

FOI, HM Passport Office

Dear [name removed],

Thank you for your below e-mail. Your request is being handled as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will aim to send you a full response by 22 June, which is twenty working days from the date when we received your request.

Yours sincerely,

Her Majesty’s Passport Office

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Dear [name removed],

Further to our below email, please find attached the response to your information request.

Yours sincerely,

Her Majesty’s Passport Office

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[name removed] (Account suspended)

Dear HM Passport Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of HM Passport Office's handling of my FOI request 'British passport applications for children born in UK to Irish citizens' - FOI 39736.

My first two requests in FOI 39736, as stated below, appear to have been ignored, with the respondent citing that no such information exists within the organisation. This is unfathomable. There simply must be internal documentation governing rules, procedures, etc. that dictate policy and practice within HM Passport Office.

Firstly, what criteria need to be met over and above (a) a child born in England to (b) an Irish citizen resident in England, for that child to acquire British citizenship upon birth?

Secondly, what documentation evidence is required to be submitted to HMPO for a British passport for that child other than (a) the passport application form, (b) the passport application fee, (c) the child’s UK birth certificate and (d) the Irish parent’s current passport, valid at the time of the child’s birth.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Thank you for your consideration.

Yours faithfully,

[name removed]

FOI Requests,

[name removed],

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has Internal Review been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 39736). We will aim to send you a full response by 20/07/2016 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

P. Zebedee
FOI Requests
Home Office

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FOI Responses,

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Dear [name removed],

Please find attached response to your recent request for an Internal Review.

Regards,

Andy Woodgate
Knowledge and Information Management Unit
Performance and Risk Directorate

Home Office
3rd Floor Peel Building, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF

T: +44 (0)20 7035 5273

www.gov.uk/home-office

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Hi pleases if am Eu but I live in uk 2012 my wife born 1 month ago what type of passport my baby can getting
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