Huntsgale19 wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:36 am
He’s expecting a child in his home country (India)
As he is a British citizen but whose home country is India, I presume that he became a British citizen by naturalisation.
If that is the case, provided the child is born on or after the date on his naturalisation certificate, the child will be a British citizen by descent automatically and can apply directly for a British passport.
Make your friend aware that
a) first child British passports can take six months to a year to process from the Indian sub-continent, and
b) as the child is a British citizen by descent (having been born outside the UK themselves), they will not be able to automatically pass on British citizenship to their own children (your friend's grandchildren) if their children are born abroad as well.
Also show him this thread
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