My friend has a young son - he was born in England, but as a toddler the mother (Brazilian lady) moved back to Brazil, with the lad. Recently, the woman in question has decided to come back to the UK with my friend's son. This is good news, but he is having some issues with the paperwork and the rights associated with the prospective move. He and the Brazilian lady were not married, but they lived together for several years, in England. The advice on the consulate website talks about Brazilian children visiting the UK, but in this case, is the boy not actually British by virtue of being born in England? Can he not just come on his passport and if a letter of authority from the Brazil consulate is needed, can that be done by post or e-mail? My friend wishes to avoid a trip to London if possible, but at present thinks he has to sign a letter of authority in the presence of consulate staff, as witnesses???! Finally, my friend has one concern: he knows that he does not earn enough to bring over a foreign 'mail-order-bride' for want of a better phrase! But in this case, because of the child, do those salary rules apply. A weird post I know, but if anyone has any knowledge of this sort of thing, a response would be much appreciated.