Our specialist Immigration lawyers are highly experienced and can assist with registration for children to achieve British Citizenship, helping guide you through the process and increasing the chances of success.
Minors can register as British citizens by entitlement and discretion. Before considering a registration application, we must check whether the child is already a British citizen, in which case you do not need to register the child.
Registration is the application process by which children and some categories of adults can apply to become a British citizen which will mean that they are allowed in and out of the UK without being subject to immigration restrictions.
Certain statutory criteria must be met, and a valid application has to be made with supporting evidence.
The best approach may be determined by factors such as where and when the child was born and the status of the parents. We can advise you on the best route available for your child.
In the UK, anyone under the age of 18 is considered to be a child. The law states that children cannot apply for their own citizenship, so their parents must apply for citizenship for them by ‘registering’ them.
It is possible to apply for your own British citizenship in the same application that you use to register your child, rather than applying separately. This is called a “family application”.
To be eligible for a registration application, your child must be:
The below considerations will be given to any application you submit to register your child:
In addition to their biometric information, you will also have to submit additional documentation alongside the application, including evidence of their identity such as a passport, birth certificate, or driving licence.
We can assist you with choosing the most appropriate route for your circumstances to apply for your child’s citizenship.
You can fill in the form yourself, however, we always advise that you seek the help from a specialist solicitor who will go through it in detail to check for any mistakes which could mean your child gets denied citizenship.
The current application fee for registering a child is £1,012.
Our specialist Immigration solicitors will be by your side throughout all stages of your Registration application. They will discuss your circumstances and present you with options on how to proceed. Legal advice should always be sought before an application is submitted, the case must be argued well and in detail to show evidence that you meet the requirements.
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