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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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  • How children born in the UK acquire citizenship

    A child born in the UK is automatically British if at least one parent was British or "settled" at the time of their birth. This means having acquired PR status or having been granted ILR before their birth. This does not mean having got a PR card.

    For example, if a German national comes to the UK in January 2006, works for five years continuously, has a child in May 2011, but doesn't apply for a PR card until November 2016, the child is still automatically British. All...
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  • 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 of...
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  • 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


    All persons born in the UK before January 1st 1983 are British from birth. A change in the law with effect from that date means different rules apply to people born after that depending on date of birth and parents' status at the time of birth.

    UK born children who are automatically British from birth

    Children born in the UK before 2 October 2000


    In this case, at least one EU citizen parent must be able to show that they were exercising EU Treaty Rights...
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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 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 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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