September 26, 2023

The British authorities has been urged to alter coverage to make it simpler for folks born in Donegal to get British passports.

Hundreds of residents throughout the UK, a lot of them in Northern Eire, who had been born a couple of miles throughout the border within the Irish Republic after 1948 are at present not allowed to get a British passport with out paying £1,300 and taking a ‘Life within the UK’ Britishness take a look at.

The DUP MP Gregory Campbell has requested the British Minister of State for Immigration Robert Jenrick to look into the issue.

The DUP has been campaigning for folks from the East Donegal and Laggan space, and the entire 26 counties, for over 70 years.

“Technically, although they reside within the UK, have lived within the UK for many years, are taxpayers within the UK and vote within the UK, they can not get a British passport with out naturalising at a value of £1,300,” Mr Campbell mentioned.

“They’ve the help of the Northern Eire Affairs Committee of this Home they usually have cross-community help in Northern Eire.”

Mr Campbell raised the query at Westminster throughout a debate on the British Nationality (Regularisation of Previous Follow) Invoice final week.

Mr. Jenrick replied: “This is a matter that I’m conscious of and I might be glad to have an additional dialog with him and to offer it additional thought.

“We wish a good system whereby British citizenship is out there to all those that are naturalised and who’ve lived right here for sustained intervals, and a system that’s as accessible as attainable.”

Name for simpler entry to British passports for Donegal-born folks was final modified: June nineteenth, 2023 by Workers Author