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Ban birth place from UK passports

Submitted on Saturday 29th May 2021

Rejected on Thursday 10th June 2021

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: no-action (see below for details)

Petition Action

Ban birth place from UK passports

Petition Details

Place of birth in an identity document is a source of constant discrimination.
Give Brits the option to apply for a passport with the place of birth left blank.
Canada has this system of passport where inclusion of your birth place is optional.

Additional Information

Place of birth often disclosed your country of origin.
Place of birth is what your registered religion used to be.
It is private information.
It is background information about your life that should not be legible in your ID.
Article 8 of the UN Human Rights Act guarantees the Right to Private Life.
Britain signed this act.
Make British passports discrete and contemporary with the possibility of opting out of any birth place mentioned in your ID.


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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

Petitions need to call on the Government or Parliament to take a specific action.

We understand that you are concerned about place of birth being listed on passports, but we're not sure if you want the place of birth never to be shown on passports, or for people to have the option of not having their place of birth listed, if they choose.

You could start a new petition explaining clearly what you would like the Government or Parliament to do.

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