R (on the application of The Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department) (Respondent) (Expedited)
Case ID: 2021/0063
Can the Secretary of State lawfully make the exercise of a child’s right to be registered as a British citizen conditional on their payment of £1,012?
Under the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018 ("the Regulations"), the Secretary of State charges a mandatory fee of £1,012 to all children applying to be registered as British citizens under various provisions of the British Nationality Act 1981.
The Appellants argue that, as the fee is unaffordable for a significant number of children, and so makes their statutory right to be registered as British citizens meaningless in practice, the Regulations must be unlawful. The High Court and the Court of Appeal rejected that argument. The Appellants now appeal to the Supreme Court.
The Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens
Secretary of State for the Home Department
Lord Hodge, Lord Briggs, Lady Arden, Lord Stephens, Lady Rose
Hearing start date
23 June 2021
Hearing finish date
24 June 2021
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2 February 2022
 UKSC 3
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