From 1 January 1883, a child born outside the UK acquires UK citizenship through descent if at least one parent is a UK citizen through birth, naturalisation, registration or adoption. Prior to 1983, citizenship of the UK and Colonies was automatically transferred for only one generation and only through the father, if parents were married. Since 2009, those born before 1983 to a British mother have been eligible to apply for UK citizenship through descent.
You can check whether you qualify for UK citizenship through birth or descent here.
British passports are issued only to British nationals. Establishing a complex claim to British citizenship for the first time may require advice and eligibility test. It’s not always a case where children can acquire through maternal or paternal side. Children born before July 2006 may be required to proof legitimacy and paternity proof. Normally, we can assist with adult or children passport applications acquired through parents or grandparents.
A form has to be completed online and submitted and should be sent at the relevant address. Note that a passport issued in the UK will be a United Kingdom passport and not a passport identified with the territory.
If you are applying for a British passport from in the Isle of Man or Channel Islands and resident there you may apply to the relevant department of the government of the Isle of Man, Jersey or Guernsey. You should be able to find details of this on the government website or your local post office. The British passport will be issued in the name of the territory. If you are not locally resident and not seeking an emergency passport then the process is the same as if you were in the UK.
To check your eligibility call us on Tel: +44 20 7859 4527 | Whatsapp +44 7894 54 2613| firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively, fill out our Free initial assessment form and we will get in touch with you on how to Applying For British Citizenship By Descent
We are authorised to provide advice at Level 1 by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) regulates immigration advisers in the UK. OISC Reg. no. F201400825.