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Thanks for your question.
Could you explain which part of your DOB is incorrect e.g. date, month or year?
What date of birth was given to the Indian authorities when you originally applied for your Indian passport?
It's the full date of birth that's wrong. Passport shows 10/01/77(dd/mm/yy), but my original birth certificate shows 4/12/1979.
Documents given for the indian passport was 10th class pass certificate because that is what is accepted in india for passport applications. Error was made by the passport authorities only.But, i had to travel within 2 days after getting my first passport so i ignored the error. I didn't get around to correcting this so far mainly because of the hassle. But, I want to know if I can get this error corrected using my original birth certificate.
I think the best thing you can do is send the birth certificate and naturalisation certificate to UKBA and tell them exactly what happened. They will decide whether or not your passport should be amended.
My only concern for you is this: that with such an important document you did not make more of an effort to correct the problem at an earlier stage. Passport fraud is a problem and UKBA will investigate this issue thoroughly before making amendments to your documents. They will also want to know why you signed a declaration in your passport application to say you were giving truthful information when clearly you were not.
However, ultimately if the passport bears the wrong date of birth you must co-operate with UKBA and give them all the information they need to correct this error.
Well, if it is going to cause me hassle, I would like to avoid it. That's the sole reason why I hadn't tried to correct this before. I have no strong reasons to explain why I didn't attempt to correct it since the beginning apart from the fact that it takes a great deal of effort to get these things fixed in India.
i am not sure if this will be accepted by the authorities. And,if not, I think i will just like to withdraw my application. Can you advice if this will be better? I don't want my passport/citizenship be cancelled by the authorities. What if they are not happy with my reasons . Would I have committed an offence in their eyes?
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