This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Petition Waive the registration fee for children to become British citizens

A child eligible for British citizenship is charged £1,012 to apply, even though it only costs the UK government £372 to process. These charges are forcing parents into debt because without citizenship, their children's access to education, travel and work is greatly restricted.

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The UK government is holding children to ransom for the sake of £640 profit. No child should be deterred from their right to British citizenship simply because of the cost.

Without citizenship they lose their entitlement to a student loan, are subject to foreign student university fees and are denied the ability to travel and work freely in later life.

Call on the government to end the practice of profiteering from citizenship applications and waive the cost of citizenship for all children.

This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website

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