I was born in the UK, my mother is British. My father is French and I did not have a lot of contact with him until I was in my 20s (I am now 40). He was not on my birth certificate and I was not 'recognised' as his son in France.
I now did the paperwork to get a new UK birth certificate issued with both names on, and my father recently had me offically recognised as his son.
Now comes the stage of trying to get hold of a certificate of nationality, but we have been told that I can't get one since I needed to be recognised as his son while I was under the age of 18.
Is this true and what can I do about it?