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My birth wasn’t registered, and I’m having difficulty obtaining a passport. I’ve been to several solicitors, but drawn a blank. Can you help?

Firstly you need to find out whether the name you’re currently using is the one you were born with. If possible discuss the problem with your mother. This will help you make an application to the General Register Office in Southport for a birth certificate. If they are unable to trace your birth they will send you a letter saying so. You will need a copy of this letter to apply for your passport. In addition you will have to supply the passport agency with as many details as you can from your early years, such as hospital records, medical records and school records in order to convince the passport agency that you have British nationality.

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