Our team has extensive experience of preparing successful Registration applications for adults.
Having worked with the Home Office, we understand how carefully they will assess every application and if they deem that you do not meet the eligibility criteria, or if any of the requirements regarding the process or documentation have not been met, the application can be refused.
Our team will work diligently to ensure that your applications are successful.
Registration is the only way that a child under the age of 18 can become a British citizen if they are not automatically a British citizen by birth. Registration is also available for adults, in certain circumstances.
Unlike applications to naturalise, to be registered as a British citizen it is not necessary to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the English Language and Life in the UK. However, any applicant aged 10 years or over will still be subject to the good character requirement.
To be eligible to register as a British citizen, you would need to demonstrate:
If none of the above requirements are met, it may be possible for you to apply to register as a British citizen on a discretionary basis. Our team has vast experience in advising clients on discretionary applications if needed.
Your son m…
Your son may have a claim to British citizenship and be able to apply for a British passport, provided he was born after his father obtained British citizenship himself.
Because your son’s father obtained British citizenship by way of naturaliation, he is considered a British ‘otherwise than by descent’ and is therefore able to automatically pass his citizenship to his children, regardless of where the child is born.
As your ch…
As your child was born in the UK, and you subsequently obtained Settled Status, your child may be registered as a British citizen at any time prior to their 18th birthday.
Once the Home Office have registered your child as a British citizen, an application can be made for your child’s first British passport.
Possibly, but you would need to meet all of the various requirements to naturalise as a British citizen. Eligibility will depend on a number of factors. The requirements will vary depending on whether you are married to a British citizen at the time of applying.
To be eligible to naturalise as a British citizen, an applicant who is not married to a British citizen must:
Where the applicant is married to a British citizen, there is no requirement for the applicant to have been settled in the UK for a full year before applying. Instead, they must only be settled in the UK as at the date of application. The residence assessment is also different: they must only show that they have been lawfully and continuously resident in the UK for 3 years before the date of application (during which time they must not be absent for 270 days in total during the 3 year period, and no more than 90 days specifically in the 12 months immediately prior to the date of application).