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UK Nationality

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How British citizenship can be acquired: by birth, by registration, by naturalisation or by descent.

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  • Useful info about the UKVCAS service provision

    Nationality applications, including adult naturalisation (AN) and MN1/UKF/Form T registration, have to be made online and are handled through Sopra Steria, UKVI's commercial partner. They provide services such as:
    • Biometric enrolment (no longer done at the Post Office)
    • ID checking, meaning you get to keep your passport(s) and/or ID card(s)
    • Document scanning
    • Document checking, this means they check the documents you uploaded are OK and of suitable quality
    • Forwarding all supporting
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    Last edited by ClaudLatina; 29-09-2021, 09:30 AM. Reason: checked for links - all working

  • Children born abroad to a British parent - British citizenship by descent

    Children born abroad to a British parent (who was British at the time of their birth) can acquire British citizenship by descent, as long as the British parent was not British by descent him or herself.

    That means they can apply for a British passport without registration.

    British citizens by descent cannot usually pass on their British citizenship to any children born outside the UK.

    British citizenship for children of...
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  • UK citizenship for UK born children of EEA parents

    On 1 July 2021, new legislation introduced a new Section to the British Nationality Act 1981.

    This new section ensures that certain children born from 1 July 2021 onwards will automatically acquire British citizenship in situations where a parent qualified for settled status before that date, but is only granted it after the child’s birth.

    Please read the following - British citizenship for children whose parents miss the EUSS (settled status)...
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  • How children born in the UK acquire citizenship

    On 1 July 2021, new legislation introduced a new Section to the British Nationality Act 1981.

    This new section ensures that certain children born from 1 July 2021 onwards will automatically acquire British citizenship in situations where a parent qualified for settled status before that date, but is only granted it after the child’s birth.

    British citizenship for children whose parents miss the EU Settled Status deadline
    British citizenship...
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    Last edited by ClaudLatina; 29-09-2021, 09:42 AM. Reason: Fixed broken link- British citizenship for children whose parents miss the EU Settled Status deadline

  • Booking the ceremony

    British citizenship is only officially acquired after attending the ceremony, not when the Home Office makes a decision to accept the application.

    It is no longer possible for people living in the UK, to have their ceremonies abroad

    However, those who applied on the basis of marriage to a British spouse are not subject to the Future Intentions requirement, and should be able to have a ceremony abroad.

    Members who applied...
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  • Children and their rights to British citizenship

    Many children are growing up in the UK, including many who were born in the UK, either unaware that they are not currently regarded as British citizens, or that they have rights to British citizenship. They include many children in care. It is vital that children, their parents and carers, including local authorities, understand these rights and are able to ensure children secure these rights.



    Information leaflets published by the Project for the Registration...
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    Last edited by ClaudLatina; 29-09-2021, 09:26 AM. Reason: checked for links - all working

  • Children of Irish nationals

    Irish nationals are considered as settled in the UK immediately on taking up residence.

    Unlike other EU nationals, they don't need to have a minimum period of residence, nor be exercising treaty rights. Therefore, UK born children of Irish citizens were born to a settled parent and are already British.

    If a child was born in the UK before 1 July 2006 and the parents were not married, it is advisable to get legal advice.
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  • Children born in the UK to a British parent

    Children are automatically British citizens if they were born in the UK after 1 January 1983 and one of their parents was a British citizen or settled here at that time, even if the other parent wasn’t. They don’t need to register, the can go ahead and apply for a British passport.
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  • Children of British citizens by naturalisation

    If the British parent became naturalised after the child was born, the child is not automatically British, however, they may still be British if either parent had PR status or ILR at the time of the birth, provided the child was born in the UK.
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