Whether a child can be registered as a British citizen will depend on a number of factors including where the child was born, the status of their parents and in some cases the length of their residence in the UK.
The child will need to satisfy the Home Office that they meet one of the following:
If the child was born in the UK, then they would be in a position to apply if:
If the child was born outside the UK, then they would be in a position to apply if:
The Home Office may choose to exercise discretion in particular circumstances where the child is under the age of 18, meets the good character requirements if over the age of 10, and deem it fit in all the circumstances to register them as British citizens.
There are also other ways of acquiring British citizenship and it depends on whether you were born before or after 1 January 1983, and through adoption.
Please get in touch with our immigration team who can advise you on your eligibility to obtaining British citizenship by contacting Sincere Immigration on 0203 877 0007 or email us at email@example.com.