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.
As a British citizen, some of the things the child will be able to do include:
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”.
However, you should note that if you do this, you must confirm your awareness that your child’s application may be accepted and yours be rejected.
Our specialist team can advise and assist you with submitting a family application or registering your child with all the applicable documentation, increasing your chances of success.
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: