The Family Law Reform Act, defines a child as a person who has not yet reached the age of 18 years. In addition the British Nationality Act 1981 contains, for its own purposes, a definition of a minor as ‘a person who has not attained the age of 18 years’.
Passport applications that are received for children generally fall into the following categories
• Consent given by a parent
• Consent given by an adult who has been given care through the Courts
• Consent given by a local authority where the child is in their care
• Consent given by an adult who is caring for a child in the absence of anyone with parental responsibility or any Court involvement.
You being the parent have to write a consent letter in support of the passport application of your child.
You can write something like -
[Insert Home Office address where application is being sent]
Dear [insert organisation name]
Letter of support for [insert name, date of birth and nationality of child applicant]
I, [insert name, date of birth and nationality] am the [father OR mother OR guardian] of [insert name of applicant]. I confirm that I support my child’s application for UK immigration permission under the [insert immigration category] category.
signing the letter
Giving your full contact details,
and Passport/ID details
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