A HUDDERSFIELD-born man has launched a desperate bid to find his mother and brothers so he can return to the UK.
Yousaf Ramzan was born here in 1969 but taken to Pakistan by his father when he was nine.
Now he must undergo DNA tests before he can be granted a British passport - sparking a hunt for his English-born mother and two brothers.
A Manchester-based law firm has taken up the task of tracking them down.
Anwar Begum, of law firm Sandhill Solicitors, said Yousaf was born at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital on March 13, 1969.
His father, Mohammad Ramzan, was from Pakistan and his mother, Ruth Farrell, was born in Southampton but had moved to Huddersfield.
When Yousaf was nine, he was taken by his father to Pakistan and lost touch with his mother and two brothers, Saleen and Haleem.
Ms Farrell reported him missing to the police, but getting wind of this, Yousaf's father took the boy from his village to Islamabad.
Soon after arriving in Pakistan, Yousaf's father remarried and the relationship with his son broke down, said Ms Begum.
Yousaf was thrown out of the family home at the age of 12. Instead of attending school, he had to sleep rough and work on a tea stall.
Missing his mother and brother, Yousaf began his bid to return to Britain.
He made his first application for a British passport in 1985. Despite the evidence of his birth certificate and an NHS medical card, he was refused.
Ms Begum said that since then, Yousaf had made several applications, but kept getting rejected.
In 1995, Yousaf was told he had to prove his identity and relationship to his father by taking a DNA test, but he had no money to pay for it. Father and son were never reconciled, and in 1999, his father died in Pakistan.
Ms Begum said: "In order to take the DNA test, Yousaf needs to find his mother and his brothers."
Yousaf's last Huddersfield address was 11 Mount Street, Lockwood.
When he was born, he lived at 2 Rashcliffe Hill Road, Thornton Lodge.
He attended Mount Pleasant School in Lockwood.
Ms Begum said: "The Pakistani Association in Huddersfield has been making enquiries about the family connections in the UK, but to no avail."
Ms Begum can be contacted on 0161 2492280.