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Thankyou Clare, does this mean we have to apply for British citizenship before we apply for a passport?
Thx and Regards
We applied for a passport for Fiona at the end of last year but they said we need a Hague Convention Adoption order not an Australian Adoption order. Now we have adopted here in Australia how can we get a Convention Adoption order?
Hi Clare, What you have stated is what I understood.
However the Passport Office has refused to grant Fiona a passport on the grounds the Australian Adoption Order is not a convention order. I have attached a copy of their letter.
Yes the adoption was done under the NSW Supreme Court and yes I an a British Citizen born in the UK
The Adoption was done on May22nd 2014. Prior the 19th January 2013 she had lived in Nigeria and we brought her to Australia as and orphan relative after her Grandmother dies which made her a permanent resident of Australia.
She also became an Australian Citizen on the same date as I hold dual Nationality.
At last an answer. I have spent 6 months writing to the passport office just to consistently get the same answer of "You need a convention adoption order".
I will look at the link you sent in the morning when my head is not so tired.
Thx for your help.
How / where can I appeal?
We are now in the UK and of course our daughter is on a visitor visa for 6 months. Is there any way to extend this while we prepare the citizenship case as I have been told this can take several months to process. Is there an avenue to get an EAA residence card for Fiona as my wife is German so she can stay here?