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Registering a birth in Poland

The Polish part of my son's birth registration is now complete. Two English names. No problems. Total cost 5 zloties. Now I see I should travel to Warsaw and register the birth with the British Consulate. The fees are ridiculous.

Birth registration - 552.00 zloties
Certificate of Birth - 354.00 zloties
Total payable for one piece of paper - 906 zloties!

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Yes, the fees for anything at the British consulate are outrageous.

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my son doesn't have either of these but still got his UK passport ...

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my son doesn't have either of these but still got his UK passport ...

At what age?

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Here's a link to what Victor is talking about:

http://www.britishembassy.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1159194894638

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at what age?
young enough to have to sit on my knee to get his picture taken ... less than 6 months I guess.
(it's a bit crazy - his "infant" picture on a passport valid for many years there will come a time he'll want me to burn it)

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I know it's very expensive and I could be wrong, but, later in life it might prove useful to have an official British birth certificate.

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"(it's a bit crazy - his "infant" picture on a passport valid for many years there will come a time he'll want me to burn it)"

Yup

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Didn't bother with both of my children, just the polish papers, no problems at all.
2 kiddies both born in Poland.