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  • #6958
    simonwhu
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    My wife, who is Canadian has recently received British citizenship.
    We want to apply for a British passport for her but on the form it seems like she has to send her current Canadian passport in with her application. Is this right? And why is it necessary

    #6961
    trent
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    Short answer: yes. It seems to be necessary because of a UK law or regulation that consists of matching your name on all valid passports you hold.

    British passport applicants who have citizenship in other countries need to send any uncancelled passports from their other nationalities, and the name on the foreign passport needs to match the name on the certificate of registration or naturalisation.

    You used to be able to send color photocopies of all pages of foreign passports. I’m not sure if that’s still acceptable.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/british-citizenship-successful-applicants/information-for-british-nationals-care-of-certificates-of-registration-and-naturalisation

    #6962
    simonwhu
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    Not good with waiting times being shambolic at the moment and the stories about lost passports. May be better to try and book an appointment at a UK Passport office

    #6963
    simonwhu
    Participant

    thanks for your help

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