Hi all, I hope someone can help me with this... I'm looking to make the background to my next book as realistic as possible. A character in the book absconded from the UK in the 1960s/70s and has since been living abroad. Owing to other external reasons, his birth record in the UK is lost/stolen. He returns later in the book, so needs to have somehow gained a passport and legal identity from his adoptive country. My question is: which country would be viable for him to have lived in? It needs to be realistic that he would have been able to obtain a passport at some point between the 70s and the present day without a valid birth certificate or proof of identity (crucial, as he could not have lived there under his real name for a reason vital to the plot) in order for him to be able to return to the UK all those years later. Is anyone able to help?