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So.. I'm filling that so called wise form. But, apparently it misses something. Long story short:
When I'm asked to enter my mother's British passport number i'm not able to, as she has an old passport - 6 numbers & 2 letters. The smart form will only accept a 9 digits number.
Any ideas how to break through it? Maybe there's a way to get the new updated number (without issuing a new passport for my mother)?
Worst case I'll just use the regular printed forms, but i'm just trying to be efficient over here.

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So.. I'm filling that so called wise form. But, apparently it misses something. Long story short:
When I'm asked to enter my mother's British passport number i'm not able to, as she has an old passport - 6 numbers & 2 letters. The smart form will only accept a 9 digits number.
Any ideas how to break through it? Maybe there's a way to get the new updated number (without issuing a new passport for my mother)?
Worst case I'll just use the regular printed forms, but i'm just trying to be efficient over here.
Doesn't it only refer to her unexpired, current passport? If you only have her expired passport, you don't enter anything?

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Hi joopa, thanks for hoping by again.
Well it says:
"Her citizenship at the time of the applicant's birth". Ok, thats an easy one, she had a British Citizenship when i poked to the world.
And then:
"Does she have a British passport?".
If i tick yes, and yes she definitely have it but long time expired, i have to fill the number.
Are you suggesting I should tick 'no' as it is no longer valid?

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Hi joopa, thanks for hoping by again.
Well it says:
"Her citizenship at the time of the applicant's birth". Ok, thats an easy one, she had a British Citizenship when i poked to the world.
And then:
"Does she have a British passport?".
If i tick yes, and yes she definitely have it but long time expired, i have to fill the number.
Are you suggesting I should tick 'no' as it is no longer valid?
That would be the plain meaning of the question.
So she was born a British citizen (and you will enclose documentary evidence such as her birth certificate), but she doesn't have a valid British passport.

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Just wandering about UK's definitions:
My father, by the time I was born, wasn't a british citizen of any kind. Also, he wasn't living in the UK. So when I get this question: "what is the applicant's father immigration status in the united kingdom?", Should I write something like "foreigner"?


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Just wandering about UK's definitions:
My father, by the time I was born, wasn't a british citizen of any kind. Also, he wasn't living in the UK. So when I get this question: "what is the applicant's father immigration status in the united kingdom?", Should I write something like "foreigner"?
Not living in UK.

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