United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Citizenship (Kenya Stateless Child)
Listen to our RECENT WEBINAR where our two British nationality experts - Philip Gamble and Mishal Patel - discuss the ways in which children under 18 can have rights to British nationality.
An opportunity to register a child as a British citizen is available where:
- the child is still under the age of 18;
- the child was born in Kenya;
- neither of the parents were Kenyan citizens when the child was born, nor were they born in the UK; AND
- either of the child's grandfather's was born in a former British Colony.
The child was probably born stateless (i.e. without nationality). Where they are still under 18, it may be possible to register the child on the basis that the parents held the status of Citizen of the UK & Colonies (or CUKC) in the past.