United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Citizenship by Birth (1981-1-4) Child Residency
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.
Passport by Birth after 01/01/1983 in the United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland) entitles the candidate to British nationality if the candidate is UNDER the age of 10 years old. The status of the parents is irrelevant.
A further requirement is that the candidate is ordinarily resident and has not left the UK for more than 90 days in each year since birth.
This is NOT an automatic right to Citizenship. In other words, there is a need to apply for British Nationality before the age of 10, otherwise the right to apply falls away.
For more solutions involving:
- Birth in the UK before 1983, OR
- Birth in the UK after 1983,
Then click on British Citizenship by Birth.