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Alex0226
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Naturalisation EU child

Post by Alex0226 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:30 am

My children and my wife acquired settled status last year March. They are all EU citizens. My son was born in 2014 and my daughter was born in 2016. Do you think I can apply for British passport for my children straightaway without naturalisation?

secret.simon
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Re: Naturalisation EU child

Post by secret.simon » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:12 am

No, as your children were born before you acquired Settled Status.

The children would only acquire British citizenship (and British passport) if they were born in the UK after at least one parent either acquired Settled Status or PR under the EEA Regulations.

The children will need to be registered as British citizens on Form MN1 before they can apply for British passports.

Where were the children born (in the UK or abroad)?
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Richard W
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Re: Naturalisation EU child

Post by Richard W » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:05 pm

Alex0226 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:30 am
My children and my wife acquired settled status last year March. They are all EU citizens. My son was born in 2014 and my daughter was born in 2016. Do you think I can apply for British passport for my children straightaway without naturalisation?
As Secret.Simon explains, they don't automatically acquire British Citizenship from your immigration status. However, if they were born after their EU-citizen mother had been working, or studying with CSI, for a continuous period of 5 years, without an intervening 2-year break in residence, they would automatically be British as a result of her automatically achieving PR. Has she achieved PR? Does she have a DCPR?

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