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    Quote Originally Posted by wtbhotia:
    Man o Man that really sucks, might have to get rid of my mine and get me self a Chav Essex girl to rake in the dole money so I can afford 50" LCD TVs, PS4 etc
    That picture is so misleading. Should be at least double the size and weight!

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    Hull, you outline one of the reasons we are staying in HK. If we ever decide we'd prefer UK it is going to be a financial ball breaker.

    More likely if we leave HK we'd go to a different country altogether, since ironically our country is making me and my daughter (british) feel so unwelcome on the basis that my wife has the audacity of being from HK.

    And that's before we talk about income tax

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    Last edited by justjoe86; 19-05-2014 at 12:28 PM.
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    On the other hand, they've made it cheaper to give up your citizenship.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scrambler:
    wow GBP 669 ( each ) to register my kids as british ?

    OMFG! thats HK$ 15k! maybe they can jus be kiwi?
    I thought the same that I had to registar the birth before being able to apply the passport for my kid, just looked it up, if your kid has a local birth certificate its enough, phew!!!!

    https://www.gov.uk/register-a-birth

    You must register your child’s birth according to the regulations in the country where the child was born. They will give you a local birth certificate.

    Once you’ve done this you may be able to apply to register the birth with the UK authorities.

    You don’t have to do this, but it means:

    you’ll get a UK-style birth certificate for the child
    you’ll have proof that the child is a British citizen
    the birth will be recorded with the General Register Office in the UK

    A locally-issued birth certificate should be accepted in the UK for all purposes, eg applying for a passport, registering with a school or doctor etc. It might need to be translated and certified if it’s not in English.

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    We applied for British passport with hk birth cert only, as well as details of my passport number etc. All you need to prove is that a parent is British by birth (not descent)

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    Getting a uk registered birth cert is useful if yours isn't in English, but otherwise there's no need.


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    It us even worse for me because my eldest (step daughter) also has to apply so looking for 2500 quid or so. Anyone want to donate?


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    Quote Originally Posted by scrambler:
    wow GBP 669 ( each ) to register my kids as british ?

    OMFG! thats HK$ 15k! maybe they can jus be kiwi?

    Just go to France and jump on a lorry that's what everyone else does

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    On the other hand, they've made it cheaper to give up your citizenship.
    They even charge for that?

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    Their argument on the fees is that they charge what it is worth to people not what it costs to process. In other words they will screw every penny possible out of you and if you don't like it go elsewhere.


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