Nationality and Borders Bill, House of Lords Report Stage (8 March 2022)
Let’s stop charging British people a huge fee of £1,000+ to have their right, given by Parliament under the British Nationality Act 1981, confirmed.
Let’s stop the further alienation and exclusion this fee causes to so many already marginalised people, including children in care. Only £372 of the current £1,000+ registration fee constitutes the actual costs of processing the right of registration.
This is the joint briefing of over twenty community, children’s and legal organisations representing millions of people in support of a vital opportunity to secure citizenship rights against prohibitive and unjust Home Office fees.
For recent academic and media articles on this injustice being done to British people with entitlements to citizenship, see:
Paolo Sandro, University of Leeds.
Donnchadh Greene, Doughty Street Chambers & Gabriel Tan, Wilsons.
Nicholas Reed Langen, Justice Gap.
Timothy Jacob-Owens, Global Citizenship Observatory.
Colin Yeo, Freemovement.
May Bulman, The Independent.
Samir Jeraj, The New Statesman.