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Is it possible to change/correct place of birth in a

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Hi,
Is it possible to change/correct place of birth in a British Passport. I claimed Asylum in 2000 and hold british passport for over 8 years.
My father had a carpet selling business and due to the nature of the business my parent used to move around between Jalalabad (Afghanistan) and Peshawar (Pakistan) both cities are across the border. My parents were in the city of Peshawar when I was born (1970s) but my parent could not get my birth certificate while in Peshawar as in those days there was not much awareness or a process of issuing birth certificates. After sometime of my birth my parent went back to Jalalabad and when I started school my parent wrote down in my school’s documents that I was born in Jalalabad.
Only last year, I found about this from an uncle who said he was with my father (deceased) at the time of my birth and confirmed that myself and one of his (uncle’s) son was born on the same day in Peshawar. I also spoke to other friends/family members to verify this and I’m now sure that I was born in Peshawar. First I thought it doesn’t make any difference to me now and I shall leave it as it is but recently I changed my mind and i thought i shall correct it.
I obtained a birth certificate from Peshawar (Pakistan) and an Affidavit confirming my birth in Peshawar. I sent these with my Naturalisation certificate to HO Liverpool to correct this in my Naturalisation certificate but they simply said No as the information given at the time of naturalisation were correct and they said it can not be changed now. They said all department work differently and that i shall try contacting the Passport office if they can correct it.
I am about to send my documents to the Passport office and I would like to know if the evidence i have is enough or do i need other documents etc.
Many thanks
T
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Expert:  UK_Lawyer replied 2 years ago.
Hi, thank you for your question, I will be happy to help you today.
Could you clarify what documents do you wish to send?
Kind regards
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

British Passport

Passport form (renewal/change form)

Birth Certificate (from pakistan)

Affidavit (from pakistan)

2 photos

I dont want to send my naturalisation certificate as it has my incorrect place of birth hence.

Expert:  UK_Lawyer replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your reply.
That is fine you do not need to send your naturalisation certificate. I have had the same experience with one of my client she was an asylum seeker and thus the details given on her initial documents with the home office were incorrect.
I then assisted her in amending the details on her passport and the passport agency issued her with the new passport having amended the details without any questions. I believe the documents you have submitted are miss one vital document which is a an affidavit from you confirming what you wished to be changed and why, this needs to be drafted by a solicitor in the UK and then signed and witnessed in front of a solicitor. Once you have obtained the affidavit the rest of the documents seem sufficient.
I hope this answers your question if however you feel that the answer does not cover all the points raised in your question please do not hesitate to ask further questions until you are satisfied with my answer.
Kind regards
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks,

Do i need to attest the birth certificate too? As this birth certificate from pakistan and not UK. My affidavit is attested and confirming the same details as in my birth certificate.

Expert:  UK_Lawyer replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your reply.
You only need to Birth Certificate to be attested if you are not sending the original. I would still recommend an affidavit from the UK as it would then make the process easier as to confirming who advised you in the UK and confirming their credentials.
I hope this clarifies the matter.
Kind regards
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