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UNITED KINGDOM: Changes to British Nationality Applications

It is no longer possible to submit British nationality applications to the British High Commission or British Consulate in the home country of the applicant. Instead, with the exception of Hong Kong, all applications must be submitted to the UKBA in the UK. Where possible, original documents should be submitted, including passports. However, it has long been the practice to submit certified or notarized copies of passports with these applications. The UKBA has confirmed that certified copies will continue to be acceptable, particularly in the case of applicants whose countries' rules forbid sending passports across borders. If a copy is submitted, the applicant may be asked to present the original passport to embassy staff in the applicant's home country.

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