Location: Dublin, Ireland & Florida for all that sunshine!
Programs: CO Silver, DL
Originally Posted by alanR
Could your rephrase your 2nd & 3rd sentences as answering them would require me to make several assumptions about your status in the UK
There may be an issue as regards your status - so your "residency" in Uk would be different is you were there legally vs not....you say you're a "foreign visitor". What renewal were you refused...Visa? And what do you mean by "false identity"?
Sorry for all the clarification questions and welcome to FlyerTalk!
And your kid gets British citizenship as well. What more could you want?
Not true any more. Since the British Nationality Act 1981 came into force in 1983, British citizenship is only conferred by birth in the UK if at least one of the parents is settled in the UK (i.e. is a British citizen; is a non-British citizen with the right of abode in the UK; is an Irish citizen; has indefinite leave to remain in the UK; or is a person in the UK under EU rules who is a permanent resident of the UK (this last having been variously defined at different times but is now generally taken to be after five years' ordinary residence in the UK)).
Indeed, the principal reason for the change in the nationality laws in this respect was precisely because people were coming to the UK to give birth so that the baby would be a British citizen. Most other countries with a jus soli basis of citizenship have made similar changes (e.g. Australia in 1986, Ireland in 2004, New Zealand in 2005), and for the same reason. Just about the only "major" countries that still grant citizenship solely on the basis of birth in the territory are the USA and Canada.
Last edited by Christopher; Feb 15, 09 at 1:16 pm.
ok Alan i was on a visit with a 6 months visa to the uk. 7 months pregnant, i developed complications and had to have my baby in the UK I paid £2,000 advance for delivery of my baby and paid the deposit of £108 on the day i was discharged , amounting to £2,108 i had to pay. i left for my country when my baby was ok to fly precisely 3 months 4days after my entry into the UK. My invoice shows my correct date of birth and names, but i was refused a renewal of my visa by the british commission in my country, saying i gave the hospital a false date of birth and names. But the invoice issued me by the hospital carrys the correct data. My refusal also says i gave birth in the uk when i stated i was going for site-seeing and shopping. i was shopping for the arrival of my baby!!!!!!!!!!
You gave birth in the UK, did you not? Regardless of whether or not you intended.
Does your invoice match your passport as far as name and DOB?
I don't like to say it but your story doesn't sound 100% genuine. If you were on a tourist visa and you have now had a child why do you want to return so quickly?
Can you tell us what country you were coming from? As you said that you visitied the "British Commission" can we assume you are coming from a Commonwealth country?
OP is it possible some thing silly like the way the date is written may have caused the mistake. I just had that with my chinese agent organizing our trip around China. In germany we write it as in day month year and it other places it is year month day and even another version it is month day year.
Just have a look to see that it wasn't screwed up in some sort of way unintentionally.