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2 Aug 2018

Calls to reduce child citizenship fees which are ‘denying 120,000 of rights’

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

More than a hundred education leaders are calling on the Home Secretary to reduce Britain’s child citizenship fees, which a campaign group says are the highest in Europe.

At a thousand pounds per child, registration costs ten times more than in Spain, France and Sweden.

The chief inspector of borders and immigration has launched a review of the charges, while campaigners say 120,000 children are being denied their citizenship rights.

Our senior home affairs correspondent, Simon Israel, reports.