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Passport fury over 'German' son

PUBLISHED: 14:08 08 May 2003 | UPDATED: 13:49 03 March 2010

A COUPLE have criticised the Home Office after being told their fourth British-born son is German.

Neil Bickers and Amanda Jaeger where stunned when they were told their son Lewis would have to have a German passport, despite being born in Ipswich Hospital.

A COUPLE have criticised the Home Office after being told their fourth British-born son is German.

Neil Bickers and Amanda Jaeger where stunned when they were told their son Lewis would have to have a German passport, despite being born in Ipswich Hospital.

Miss Jaeger, 29, spent the first two weeks of her life in Germany but has lived in Britain ever since. She has three children who are classed as British citizens.

However, a change in UK law and the fact the couple are not married meant Lewis, now two years old, had to adopt the nationality of his mother's native country.

Miss Jaeger was born in Paderborn, Germany, so Lewis is now classed as German with a German passport.

She said: "The passport law has changed and I think it is ridiculous. I have been in England since I was two weeks old. Lewis has never been to Germany and will probably never go."

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