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Old Dec 8th 2005, 2:49 pm
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Bloody hell, when the british become efficient?

I sent off my application to register my (american born) daughter as an British citizen last Thursday and received all my documentation (birth certiticates..etc) and a letter from the embassy just now!

Gobsmacked!

The letter says that it takes upto 6 months for the home office in Liverpool to register.


FYI:- for anyone else who has american born children and wants them registered as British Citizens just fax the embassy, they will send you a pack with all the information and a form - the form took 2 minutes to fill out (because I am a Brit). You send it to the embassy and it will cost you $446 and voila - your child is as british as Chicken Marsala and Prisoner cell block H
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Default Re: British Embassy - Quick as whips

Originally Posted by Patrick
Bloody hell, when the british become efficient?

I sent off my application to register my (american born) daughter as an British citizen last Thursday and received all my documentation (birth certiticates..etc) and a letter from the embassy just now!

Gobsmacked!

The letter says that it takes upto 6 months for the home office in Liverpool to register.


FYI:- for anyone else who has american born children and wants them registered as British Citizens just fax the embassy, they will send you a pack with all the information and a form - the form took 2 minutes to fill out (because I am a Brit). You send it to the embassy and it will cost you $446 and viola - your child is as british as Chicken Marsala and Prisoner cell block H
What a bloody rip off. I want to register our latest edition and get her dual nationality. It's going to have to be her Christmas present at that price.
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Old Dec 8th 2005, 5:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Patrick
Bloody hell, when the british become efficient?

I sent off my application to register my (american born) daughter as an British citizen last Thursday and received all my documentation (birth certiticates..etc) and a letter from the embassy just now!

Gobsmacked!

The letter says that it takes upto 6 months for the home office in Liverpool to register.


FYI:- for anyone else who has american born children and wants them registered as British Citizens just fax the embassy, they will send you a pack with all the information and a form - the form took 2 minutes to fill out (because I am a Brit). You send it to the embassy and it will cost you $446 and voila - your child is as british as Chicken Marsala and Prisoner cell block H
I shall bear that in mind for 3 months and 3 weeks time then!
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What a bloody rip off. I want to register our latest edition and get her dual nationality. It's going to have to be her Christmas present at that price.
In 18 years ill explain to mine where her college fund went...
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For $446 I should think it was quick
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Originally Posted by robskatie
For $446 I should think it was quick
That is just to register, you then have to fork out another $140 for a passport the the little bleeder!
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Originally Posted by Patrick
That is just to register, you then have to fork out another $140 for a passport the the little bleeder!
I told the wife that a Dog would have been more practical, but she wouldnt sodding listen..
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Call it £250... it sounds less..
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Oh my goodness! I was hoping that was a typing error and you really meant $46.

I'm due in the spring, and I'm in shock. Who knew being British was so costly!

Can I just get a passport for the little one and skip the $446 part?!
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Originally Posted by britchicknyc
Oh my goodness! I was hoping that was a typing error and you really meant $46.

I'm due in the spring, and I'm in shock. Who knew being British was so costly!

Can I just get a passport for the little one and skip the $446 part?!

I have just found out that I am expecting next summer (unexpectedly!!) Bet the price will go up by then too
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Default Re: British Embassy - Quick as whips

Originally Posted by robskatie
I have just found out that I am expecting next summer (unexpectedly!!) Bet the price will go up by then too
I recently got married, it cost me upwards of $600 all told to change my name in two nations, rip off.
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Originally Posted by britchicknyc
Oh my goodness! I was hoping that was a typing error and you really meant $46.

I'm due in the spring, and I'm in shock. Who knew being British was so costly!

Can I just get a passport for the little one and skip the $446 part?!
a us passport, you have to register them as a british citizen to get them a british passport
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Originally Posted by Patrick
a us passport, you have to register them as a british citizen to get them a british passport

Thanks Patrick - that is so frustrating, but I guess I'll have to suck it up as I definately want my little one to have both passports.

Why on earth is it so expensive though?
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Originally Posted by britchicknyc
Thanks Patrick - that is so frustrating, but I guess I'll have to suck it up as I definately want my little one to have both passports.

Why on earth is it so expensive though?
Because they have to send you the irony and sarcasm upgrade that US hospitals don't insert at birth like UK hospitals do.

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Originally Posted by robskatie
I have just found out that I am expecting next summer (unexpectedly!!) Bet the price will go up by then too
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