Can you get British citizenship by descent?
A British citizen by descent is a person born outside the UK and is acquired if one or both parents are British citizens. This means that you cannot automatically pass on British citizenship to any child who is born abroad.
Can you claim citizenship through grandparents?
Citizenship by descent is a means whereby an individual is eligible to claim citizenship if his/her parents, grandparents, or sometimes even great-grandparents hail from a given country. The person who’s applying for citizenship by descent will have to provide proof of his/her bloodline to the government to qualify.
How do I apply for a British passport through descent?
British citizenship is normally automatically passed down one generation to children born outside the UK. For example, you might automatically become a citizen if you’re born outside the UK to a British parent.
You were born outside the UK
- on or after 1 July 2006.
- between 1983 and June 2006.
- before 1983.
Can a British citizen by descent work in the UK?
Your rights as a British citizen
If you’re a British citizen you can live and work in the UK free of any immigration controls. You can also apply for a UK passport.
What is British citizenship by double descent?
If you, or someone you know, has a mother who is British by descent (i.e. your mother inherited British citizenship from her father who was born in the UK) then you could have a claim to British citizenship by double descent. Get your free nationality report.
What is descent citizenship?
You could be eligible for Australian citizenship by descent if you were born outside Australia and one (or both) of your parents at the time of your birth was also an Australian citizen at that time.
Can I get an EU passport through my grandparents?
You may be eligible for EU citizenship if you have parents, grandparents or great-grandparents that were from an EU country. EU countries that offer the most favourable route for citizenship by descent are Germany, Ireland, Italy Poland, Portugal, Latvia and Lithuania.
Can I get a British passport through my grandparents?
British citizenship by descent is when someone who was born overseas is able to apply for British citizenship based on either their parents or grandparents status as British citizens.
Does having a British passport make you a British citizen?
Having a British passport doesn’t mean you’re a citizen either. British citizens, overseas territories citizens, overseas citizens, subjects, nationals (overseas) and protected persons can all apply for a passport.
Who is entitled to UK citizenship?
Requirements for British naturalisation
Be aged 18 or over. Be of sound mind, that is of full mental capacity. Lived in the UK for at least five years (or three, if married to a British citizen or settled person) Held Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) for at least 12 months before the naturalisation application.