Registration as a British Citizen

Registration as a British Citizen

Registering as a British citizen is usually simpler than becoming Naturalised. Minor children who are under the of 18 years can apply for registration as British citizens under the following Sections of the British Nationality Act 1981;

Section 1 (3) birth in the UK to parents who are now settled in the UK or have become British citizens.

Section 1 (3A) birth in the UK to parents who have joined the armed forces.

Section 3 (1) child whose parents are applying for British citizenship.

Section 3 (2) birth abroad to parents who are British by descent and have lived in the UK or a British overseas territory.

Section 3 (5) birth abroad to parents who are British by descent but are now living in the UK or a British overseas territory.

Section 3 (1) children adopted abroad by British citizen parents.

Section 3 (1) children whose parents had renounced and subsequently resumed British citizenship.

Section 3 (1) any other case not listed below where it is considered to be in the Child’s best interests to be granted British citizenship.

Section 4D birth abroad to parents serving in the armed forces.

Children under the age of 18 years are exempted from the Knowledge of language and life in the UK requirements.

You can speak with our Immigration and Asylum Practitioner to carry out a comprehensive assessment of your circumstances and advice you on how to make a successful application under this category.

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