What Is The Nationality Of Children Born Abroad To British Citizens or Permanent Residents?

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The rules on children born abroad to parents who are either British or Permanent Resident is complex.

Points to Ponder

  1. How did the parents of the child acquired their citizenship?
  2. Was it acquired in their own rights, or was the citizenship as a result of their own parent’s citizenship?

Now, if the citizenship was acquired because of their parents’ citizenship, they may not be able to pass their citizenship on to a child born outside the UK.

For example: Romy was a British citizen and he had a son, James born in Tarlac. If Romy’s citizenship was because of his parents’, he is not able to pass on his citizenship to James. But if Romy acquired his citizenship through naturalisation, for example then he is able to pass on his citizenship to James.

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About the Author:

Don Magsino MBA is a student of Oxford Brookes University at Post-Graduate Degree in Law in Oxford, England, UK. He is a graduate of Ateneo De Manila University Graduate School of Business. He is a qualified and a practicing Immigration Lawyer in the UK. His mobile phone is 07446888377 / Direct Line: 0207 316 3027 Email is don@stanfordlawassociates.co.uk. His London office is located at Regus, 239 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SN. He is accredited by the Law Society in England and Wales and regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) Level 3: highest level in immigration professionals. He has represented clients in the First-tier Tribunal, Immigration Detention Courts and Deportation and Bail Hearings and to the Upper Tribunal and won many difficult cases in immigration law in the United Kingdom.

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