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Applications for first British passport after naturalisation or registration, and for passports for UK born children

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  • British passport applications for UK born children

    If a child is born in the UK after at least one parent has acquired PR status, ILR or Settled Status, then they would be automatically British and all you need to do is apply for a British passport. You will need to send supporting documents, see the government documents below for full details:

    Treaty Rights Guidance

    Treaty Rights Policy

    If you fill in the online passport application, the countersignatory will be sent an email...
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    Last edited by ClaudLatina; 29-09-2021, 10:19 AM. Reason: Removed link to FM behind the paywall and substitute it with https://www.forum.ukcen.com/forum/news-and-updates-aa/70937-british-citizenship-for-children-whose-parents-miss-the-eu-settled-status-deadl

  • Dual nationals and different names on British passport

    Dual nationals and different names on British passport

    Recently the Home Office have started allowing for different names in two different passports if the law of the country of origin is strict and does not allow for the same rules as the UK.

    Here’s the link to the policy (exception noted on page 7): Use of names in passports.




    Spanish nationals

    In light of this, the Spanish consulate now issues a certificate explaining this law in English so you can present it to the...
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    Last edited by ClaudLatina; 29-09-2021, 10:13 AM. Reason: Broken link to Spanish consulate name certificate substituted with current link to pdf - http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Consulados/LONDRES/es/ServiciosConsulares/Documents/SOLICITUD%20CERTIFICADO%20LEY%

  • Applying for a child's first British passport when parents have settled status

    A child born in the UK to a parent who was granted Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) before the child was born is British from birth and parents can apply directly for a British passport for the child.

    Some people who were granted ILR under the EU Settlement Scheme may have already been settled, this would be the case if they had acquired PR status under EU law, by exercising treaty rights for a continuous 5 year period years (such as by being a worker or a self-employed...
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  • Applying for your first British passport

    Applying for first adult passport.

    First child passport

    Passport applications are now handled without the need to attend an interview, as long as your identity can be confirmed using records already held by the Home Office. In some cases, you may still be required to attend an interview.

    You need to send your current passport and any uncancelled passports you may have. Consulates usually cancel passports by cutting corners, putting...
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    Last edited by ClaudLatina; 29-09-2021, 09:49 AM. Reason: checked - links working

  • Citizenship and British passport - travel as a dual national

    If a person has dual citizenship (the UK and another EU member state) it is required by UK law that they use the British passport to enter and exit the UK.

    *Dual citizens are advised to travel with both passports - UK passport and EU member state passport - as many EU countries require their citizens to enter and exit their territory with the country passports, even when they have dual citizenship of another country.



    You can still vote at General...
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    Last edited by ClaudLatina; 28-09-2021, 01:20 PM. Reason: updated to reflect the need to apply for a UK passport after naturalisation and note about urgent travel as a UK resident
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