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Old 09.02.2016, 22:34
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Re: Birth certificate / passport application for newborn both parents british

We just gone through the same process and all that was required was:-

1. Signed form
2. Two copies of UK passport compliant pictures, but one with counter signature at the back. I would highly recommend everyone to spend time and the extra cost to get this done professionally because you'll have to look at that picture for the next 5 years.
3. Original copy of birth certificate with at least English translation
4. Original or certified full copy of the birth certificate of my wife as she was born in UK and I was born in some remote village in a third world country. I didn't originally send this but they insisted for this document because they wanted to know my wife's parents details. I still don't understand how this would help my child's citizenship?

Once all the info is sent, it normally takes 2 to 3 weeks for everything to come back to Switzerland.
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Re: Birth certificate / passport application for newborn both parents british

Thanks Meister - it's that birth certificate in English that's the sticker. We will order one of the international ones.
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Old 25.02.2016, 13:56
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Re: Birth certificate / passport application for newborn both parents british

Update:

We received our documents (birth certificates of Mother and baby) about 10 days after we sent them. They were sent by DHL. We received the passport a few days later (again sent by DHL). I have been pleasantly surprised by the efficiency of the process (normally these things require a dose of beta blockers to steady my pounding heart)
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