Our client is a British citizen who approached us following the cancellation of his passport whilst on his way back from Turkey which was due to lead to the Home Office making an order for Deprivation of British Citizenship.
His Majesty’s Passport Office after being directed by the Home Office decided to cancel his passport and leave him stranded in Turkey after an allegation made against our client that he had obtained his claim to British Citizenship incorrectly.
Our client having made his way back to the UK using an Emergency Travel Document instructed our Naveed Abraham to challenge the decision made by HMPO.
Having obtained all of the relevant paperwork from our client we then went back and looked at what was said by our client from the day that he claimed asylum in the UK having come into the country from Iraq.
Our advice and assistance involved the knowledge that has been over the years from working in this industry and understanding not just what the rules state in the UK but also the global political circumstances.
What we at NIDO did for our client
Our investigation led us to find that our client had in fact been truthful always but the answers recorded by the Home Office when our client claimed asylum had mixed up what they had written down, this could have been a problem with the translation of the answers that our client provided or it could have been a misunderstanding of how certain things are stated in other countries.
On behalf of our client we made submissions which clarified how a tribe name would be treated as a surname and how documentation from the Gulf War in 1991 was not readily available for our client, in addition to this we also clarified and demonstrated the difference between the UK and Iraq following the war in 2003 which has led to a loss of many records which were held locally in remote areas of Iraq.
Whilst dealing with the matter enquiries were made in Iraq and clarification sought on what is known as a 1957 document in Iraq. We further used our experience and delved deeper into the Tribe names in Iraq and how they started to disappear following the first Gulf War in 1991 and how having certain Shite names caused issues for normal people in Iraq.
With the help and guidance of our team at NIDO and our client’s clear instructions we put together a response which covered every angle of the issue that was raised by the UK Government against our client because of something that the Home Office official had made an error with in the first place many years ago.
Cancellation of Deprivation of British Citizenship
Our submissions to the HMPO and the Home Office led to a clear vindication for our client and in the end he was granted his passport back again with confirmation that no further action would be taken on his citizenship in that the Home Office will not take action to revoke his citizenship.
At NIDO we have extensive experience in dealing with the most complex matters when it comes to Immigration law in the UK.
At times when our clients have needed us to draw on our knowledge, experience and network from around the world we have always delivered.
If you find yourself in such a situation our recommendation is to contact NIDO and allow us to be by your side when making submissions to the Home Office who have draconian powers to simply cancel a British Citizens passport whilst they are abroad with no means of getting back to the UK.