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Dual Nationality

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of British citizens who hold a passport of another country. (294257)

The Identity and Passport Service only holds data regarding British passport holders and the British passport application process in the UK. Therefore it is not possible to comment on all British citizens.

However, applicants who have naturalised or registered to become British citizens are required to send in their registration or naturalisation certificates with their applications, including any foreign passports held. These are returned after identity has been confirmed and no statistical record is kept of their country of origin or previous nationality.