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    Good afternoon,
    I am contacting you because I have a doubt.
    My husband received the settle status last year in October and my son last year in November.
    I (the mum) have sent all my paperwork to have the settle status las June (I already have the pre-settle) but I have not received the confirmation yet.
    My son will turn 18 on the 15 of November.
    We want him and my husband to Register as a British citizens. If possible before my son turns 18 to avoid the exam for him and pay the under18 fees, which are cheaper.
    The problem is, if we do this in October my husband will have a year complete since he received the settle status but no my son who his year status will be complete at the end of November.
    Is this possible?
    Is possible for a son to ask for citizen if he has not completed the year but yes his parent?
    Looking forward to hearing from you
    Thanks in advance

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    Originally posted by IAuk View Post
    Good afternoon,
    I am contacting you because I have a doubt.
    My husband received the settle status last year in October and my son last year in November.
    I (the mum) have sent all my paperwork to have the settle status las June (I already have the pre-settle) but I have not received the confirmation yet.
    My son will turn 18 on the 15 of November.
    We want him and my husband to Register as a British citizens. If possible before my son turns 18 to avoid the exam for him and pay the under18 fees, which are cheaper.
    The problem is, if we do this in October my husband will have a year complete since he received the settle status but no my son who his year status will be complete at the end of November.
    Is this possible?
    Is possible for a son to ask for citizen if he has not completed the year but yes his parent?
    Looking forward to hearing from you
    Thanks in advance
    Afternoon,

    The main issue here is that on parent, that is, you, hasn't got settled status yet, rather than your son himself not having it for a year.

    If you look here: Children born abroad

    ...you'll see:
    This document provides guidance on the registration of children under 18:

    MN1 Guidance

    On page 13, it says the following:

    Registration at the Home Secretary’s discretion – Section 3(1) application

    Children born abroad to parents who are applying for British citizenship

    Where one or both parents are applying for British citizenship they may apply for one or more children who are not automatically British at birth (see “Automatic acquisition of British citizenship” above) to be registered as British citizens as part of a “family application”. Children in this category will be considered at the Home Secretary’s discretion and will usually be registered only if both the parents are granted or already hold British citizenship, or if one parent holds British citizenship and the other is settled in the UK.


    Although the requirement to have held PR status, ILR or settled status for at least 12 months unless married to a British citizen, does not apply to the registration of children under 18, as registration of children born abroad is linked to their parents applying for British citizenship, in practice, the whole family would have to wait a year after becoming settled in the UK, including their children born abroad.

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    • #3
      As can be seen in the text I highlighted above, one parent also needs to apply, which is fine as your husband got settled status last October, so he should be able to apply next month when he's had it for 12 months, however, the other parent, i.e. yourself, should be settled here, that means you should have settled status when the application is made. It doesn't matter if the child to be registered didn't get settled status 12 months ago.

      In view of the fact that your husband has to apply with him, and he's not had it for 12 months yet, I'd suggest waiting till he's got his 12 months, hopefully you will also get your settled status by then and they can both submit the application before he turns 18!

      I am the Site Manager and Webmaster, please refer to our Admin Team, Roles and Responsibilities. If you think we have helped in any way, please support us so we can keep helping others secure their status, it is now more important than ever now EEA nationals are subject to the same immigration requirements as non EEA nationals and require proof of valid status in the UK.

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      • #4
        I have posted a link to the post dealing with children born abroad. For dad's naturalisation application, we have put together the following resources which should be his starting point.Also refer to this post: Issues, mistakes, errors and ommisions

        ....and, before going further, he should also be aware of the potential impact on family members he may wish to sponsor in the future.

        Please note that it may also be necessary to show he was exercising treaty rights for the previous 3 or 5 years, as noted here:
        Employment, financial requirements and treaty rights for citizenship - UKCEN Citizenship and Residence for European Nationals and their families

        I am the Site Manager and Webmaster, please refer to our Admin Team, Roles and Responsibilities. If you think we have helped in any way, please support us so we can keep helping others secure their status, it is now more important than ever now EEA nationals are subject to the same immigration requirements as non EEA nationals and require proof of valid status in the UK.

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        • #5
          Thank you for your qick response.
          I have understood that my son does not need to complete his year of sttle status, but both parents must have completted settles status year ( which I havent but yes my husband) and at least one should register for a citizen together whith my son.
          I am afraid it would be difficult for me to have the confirmation on time.
          In the worse scenario that this happens:
          Can my son register just himself for citizen when he turns 18?
          Thanks for all your help

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          • #6
            Originally posted by IAuk View Post
            Thank you for your qick response.
            I have understood that my son does not need to complete his year of sttle status, but both parents must have completted settles status year ( which I havent but yes my husband) and at least one should register for a citizen together whith my son.
            Morning,

            One parent should be settled, but not necessarily have had the status for a year, the other parent should also apply for citizenship, which does require having had it for a year.

            Originally posted by IAuk View Post
            I am afraid it would be difficult for me to have the confirmation on time.
            Well, it may come at any time!

            Originally posted by IAuk View Post
            In the worse scenario that this happens:
            Can my son register just himself for citizen when he turns 18?
            Thanks for all your help
            Once he turns 18, he can apply for naturalisation like any other adult, subject to having settled status for 12 months, satisfying the language and LITUK requirements, maximum number of absences, etc. like anyone else, but there's no need for a parent to also apply at the same time.

            I am the Site Manager and Webmaster, please refer to our Admin Team, Roles and Responsibilities. If you think we have helped in any way, please support us so we can keep helping others secure their status, it is now more important than ever now EEA nationals are subject to the same immigration requirements as non EEA nationals and require proof of valid status in the UK.

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            • #7
              Thank you!

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