Trying to Obtain UK Passport

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julesgemsNew Member
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Trying to Obtain UK Passport

Post Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:47 am

I am a Canadian Citizen, born and bred. My Mum, though, is from Scotland, and I would like to obtain a British Passport for when I travel. I have looked through the Canadian Passport websites and the UK passport websites and can find no information regarding how to obtain!!! PLEASE HELP, I think I am going to loose my mind!!!!!
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Post Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:20 am

I have no idea if you can get a passport in that situation. However, if you do a search for "British ancestry visa", you might find some related information.
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Post Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:40 am

I have actually found a way!! Through the British High Commission. As of 1979 - if either your father or Mother are from Britian, you can obtain a passport!!
Here is an email address for any of those looking as well!!

http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/canadaeuro ... ouk-en.asp

Cheers!!
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Post Fri Sep 02, 2005 2:07 am

You beat me to it!

I was just going to say, a friend of mine and his wife both were born to british citizens (though they are 100% canadian) and the embassy said they are allowed British passports.

Pretty cool. I wish I could get a passport!
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Post Mon Sep 12, 2005 10:46 am

Information is on www.britainincanada.org
My mother was born in England and I got a UK passport. I was born in 1962. If your mother was born in England, then your date of birth matters. You can only get the passport if you were born between about 1960 and 1979 or you were born after 1983. Outside of that, you can get "Right of Abode" which is an entitlement they put in your Canadian passport. It gives you rights to permanently live and work in the UK. Almost citizenship except for a few issues. I got that too prior to being eligible for the passport.
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Post Mon Sep 12, 2005 10:53 am

Disregard the dates in my last post. From the website:
All those born overseas to a British mother between 7 February 1961 and 31 December 1982 are now eligible to register as British citizens retroactively. An application (UKM) and information can be obtained from this office or downloaded from the Home Office Web-site - http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/
If you are eligible for a passport, you need form UKM:
http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/ind/en ... KMForm.pdf
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:24 am

From my knowledge of how to obtain a EU passport that if your mother was born in Scotland then therefoe you are intitled to it. My best advice would be to find out where the local consulate for Scotland is in your city(sometimes they are only in the biggest cities) and contact them for more info. I know that these things take time, I am currently waiting for mine and its been a challenge all the way. I am not too sure on whether an UK passport is any different then an EU passport since isnt the UK part of the EU? But I am sure the steps on obtaining one is similar. Regardless, they are worth the effort and time because we will be able to live anywhere part of the EU for as long as we like! Good luck.
Reba

Post Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:15 am

Duncan_BC wrote:Disregard the dates in my last post. From the website:
All those born overseas to a British mother between 7 February 1961 and 31 December 1982 are now eligible to register as British citizens retroactively. An application (UKM) and information can be obtained from this office or downloaded from the Home Office Web-site - http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/
If you are eligible for a passport, you need form UKM:
http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/ind/en ... KMForm.pdf


The pertinent word/parent being Mother of course.

If your father is the Brit, you're not eligible for citizenship
but may be eligible for the Anscestry visa.
Reba

Post Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:51 am

julesgems wrote:I have actually found a way! Through the British High Commission. As of 1979 - if either your father or Mother are from Britian, you can obtain a passport!
Here is an email address for any of those looking as well!

http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/canadaeuro ... ouk-en.asp

Cheers!!


I only see information on that link about how to get a Canadian passport if you're in Britain. :? I get the Canadian High Commission in Britain, not the British High Commission in Canada from that link. Am I missing something? :?

I thought is was only if your Mother was born in Britain anyhow. I've looked before, and because my father is Brit, I'm not eligible. But I can apply for an ascestry visa if I decide to go there. That's what I found out when I was looking anyway.
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Post Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:29 am

Actually that is not true and I don't know where you read/heard that. My older brother and I are both UK passport holders because our dad was born in Glasgow. They accept both mother and father now.
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