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A claim for British Citizenship by birth can be made where your child:

 a) was born in the UK; AND

 b) is still under 18

where a parent was (or subsequently becomes) a British citizen.

If a parent was a British citizen at the time of the birth, then the child was born British. If a parent only becomes a British citizen after the child's birth, then the child can be registered as a British citizen, as long as this takes place before the child turns 18.


Ask Philip Gamble whether you (or your children) have a claim to British nationality.

Learn more about these routes to British Nationality:

WhatPassport.com is a specialist UK Nationality and British Citizenship site offering an online search and assessment. Claims to hold a British Passport can be complex and the site offers a quick, simple search to give you the answers. While many people qualify for the UK Ancestry Visa based on holding a Commonwealth passport with a UK born grandmother or grandfather, we have found that if you have a grandparent born in the UK, or if your mother is British or your father is British, then there are several scenarios where you can claim British Nationality and the right to hold a British Passport. This stems from Britain’s collection of British Colonies, British Protectorates and British Protected States in the middle of last century and the Nationality rules concerning what are now the countries of the Commonwealth.