British Nationality: Children

Home Office written question – answered on 10th March 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Lister of Burtersett Baroness Lister of Burtersett Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to appeal the judgment made in Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens v Home Office, issued on 19 December 2019; and if they have no such plans, why they have not revised the fees for children applying for British citizenship, as set out in their policy paper Home Office immigration and nationality fees, published on 20 February.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

The Secretary of State for the Home Department has been granted permission to appeal against the Court’s finding the Home Office did not have full regard to Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 when setting the fee in fees regulations.

The Immigration and Nationality Fees Regulations 2018 were not found to be unlawful and the court case remains on-going. We will therefore continue to charge the fees set out in the fees regulations.

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