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Give parents the option to put their names on children's passports

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The Parental Passport Campaign has one simple aim; to give parents the option of putting their names on their children’s passports, to prevent confusion or unnecessary delays at border control.

With more and more parents having different surnames to their children, (due to an increase in co-habitation, re-marriages and mothers keeping their maiden names), UK travel documents should be adapting to reflect this.

Currently, parents and children can be subject to distressing and inconvenient delays at Border Control if they don’t share the same surname.

There exists no clear advice as to what documents parents should be carrying to prevent such hassle, with different organisations providing different recommendations.

This system is not only a nuisance which affects 600,000 families across the UK, but is also a huge waste of Border Control time and resources.


We are not suggesting that the inclusion of parent’s names be compulsory, nor that it would preclude children from travelling with adults other than those named of the passports. Simply that this be an option for families affected by this issue. 

Please help the Parental Passport Campaign call on Immigration Minister James Brokenshire and the Home Office to allow this simple change to passports make life easier for thousands of modern families across Britain. 

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