British passport For Childrenby Shalini B. Criminal and Family Lawyer
This article provides a useful insights into how British Parents living abroad can apply for British citizenship for their child and there after a British passport.Over five million British nationals currently live outside the UK, the highest number since records began.Many are working abroad temporanily while others have made the move more permanently and settled out of the country.
An increase in British nationals living abroad has led to a number of people asking whether or not children who are born abroad are able to acquire British citizenship.
This is an important questions as if a child is not British, the child will not have an automatic right to return to the UK in the future.You can be a British Citizen otherwise than by descent by birth,registration ,naturalisation or adoption.
Children born outside the UK, with British parents are usually considered “British by descent.”
If someone is British by descent,they cannot pass British citizenship onto their children who are born outside the UK.Instead their children will not be automatically British but may be able to register as British nationals if they meet certain requirements.
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