United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Citizenship by Birth (After 1982 - Under 18)
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.
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
- a parent was considered "Settled" at the time of your child's birth (this "Settled" status includes both British and Irish citizens, a person who held the Right of Abode or Permanent Residency);
- a parent subsequently acquires this "Settled" status (as long as the application is made before the child turns 18);
- a parent subsequently acquires this British or Irish citizenship (as long as the application is made before the child turns 18);
- the child lived in the UK for the first 10 years of their life; OR
- the child was born stateless and is still resident in the UK.