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Guidance on s.65 of Immigration Act 2014

The government has issued guidance on how section 65 of the Immigration Act 2014 will be applied. Section 65 fills the gap for children of British Citizen fathers born before 2006 whose parents were/are not married.

The provisions will create a registration route for:

  • Those who would have become British citizens automatically under the 1981 Act provisions had their parents been married
  • Those who would currently have an entitlement to registration under the 1981 Act but for the fact that their parents are not married.

The guidance includes the standard requirements for proving paternity- named on the birth certificate within one year of birth or “other evidence” including DNA, Court orders or “other evidence that shows paternity”.

Section 65 has not yet been commenced. We are told this is because

The 2014 Act is being implemented in phases to ensure the provisions are brought into force in an orderly and effective manner.


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Louise Hooper
Louise Hooper Louise is a specialist immigration lawyer focusing on asylum and human rights cases. She undertakes advocacy at every level, from adjudicator appeals to judicial review applications. Her notable work includes the conduct of important test cases concerning the status of Kosovan asylum seekers. She was also involved with the Refugee Legal Group’s lobbying and representations to parliament regarding new immigration legislation. She is increasingly concerned with securing legal access to financial and welfare support for refugees.

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