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We both parents are German Citizens and in settled status

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we both parents are German Citizens and in settled status ,now applying passport for our two months old baby , in the application it is asking to provide consent letter from us stating that we have no objection , can I simply write that we parents are applying on behalf of our baby and that will be accepted or do I have to write a consent letter ?

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Hi there,

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]

[Insert date]

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

I hope this helps.

If you need further assistance, please let me know.

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Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Thank you very much can I have the link to apply ? as we both parents are German citizen with settled status in the UK

Please use the below weblink for applying for the first British passport for your child-

https://www.gov.uk/get-a-child-passport/first-child-passport

Thanks again. Best wishes.

You would have to first register the child as a British though

Before applying for a British passport for your child.

You would have to fill following form MN1 for registering your child as a British .

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/864363/form-mn1-02-2020.pdf

I hope this helps.

If you need further assistance, please let me know.

In the meantime, thank you for using Just Answers. Best wishes.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
MN1 is just registering as a British child before I apply for a passport? M1 costs anything and how long this will take ?

Yes, MN1 is for registering your child as British , after that you would need to apply for a British passport.

Cost for applying is £1012, time period is 2-4 months.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Thank you very much ,M1 does not required photograph?

No, photograph is not needed for the MN1 form.

Thank you. Best wishes.

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Customer: replied 17 days ago.
thank you very much ,Can I apply online for M1?

Use the below weblink for applying online-

https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk/product/mn1

Thank you.