Unless you have some kind of legal agreement establishing that you and your wife were common law at the time of your daughter’s birth, you may need to Register your daughter as a British Citizen first. The UK Passport Office is supposed to accept her as your daughter for passport purposes if you and your wife have behaved as if she was legitimate, however that is at their discretion.
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Yes, you will need your UK birth certificate to prove your citizenship. Additionally, if you were born since January 1, 1983, you will have to prove that at least one of your parents was a British citizen at the time of your birth, or was “settled.”
Your father is still British unless he voluntarily renounced his British citizenship.
You are also a British citizen because your father is a British citizen. In order to get your British passport you will have to submit the following documentation along with the application:
- your long-form birth certificate showing he is your father
- your father’s English birth certificate
- your parents’ marriage certificate.
It would also be useful if your father renewed his passport, because then you could submit a copy of that as well, which would likely speed up your application.
Unfortunately your son is not a British citizen as UK citizenship can be transmitted only one generation to those born abroad.
No, you do not have to report your passport as lost, but you may want to include an explanation as to what happened with your application if you are given the opportunity.
No, you are not entitled to Scottish citizenship. Scottish citizenship can only be passed down one generation outside of the UK.
You should get your daughter to apply for a Provincial Photo ID Card. Once she has that, she can apply for other photo IDs.
The information you are provided the passport office should be enough. If not, they will contact you.
Yes you can apply for your UK passport. You’ll need their birth certificates, their marriage certificate and your birth certificate to support your application.
No, you can travel to the UK with your Canadian passport and you should be allowed to enter without difficulty. (Do bring along proof of your return trip.)
However, if you would like to enter the UK without any difficulty, renew your UK passport.
Normally copies are acceptable (provided the copy is in English) but they do sometimes ask for originals to confirm the authenticity.