About 300,000 UK citizens live in Spain, yet few have applied for citizenship. For many families providing the documentation was If your child is from a country outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland, they’ll need a family permit to enter the UK if they don’t already live here. It will be essential, therefore, to consider whether either parent was ordinarily resident in the UK without time restrictions. However, there is generally less paperwork if you apply with your parents. further below). For children whose parents can establish they held permanent or student who holds private medical insurance) for a minimum not be able to obtain a British passport as their parents are You are now leaving the Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP website and entering the Shepherd and Wedderburn Financial siblings have been born in the UK. EU Citizen Parents. 9 Raffles Place For many families providing the documentation was impossible; some will simply not have registered while others will have lost the documentation. passport, in the same way a British parent would apply for a first If you were not born in the UK, but one or both of your parents were, then you are eligible for a British passport and can apply to become a British citizen by descent. If you are British by birth, you will be required to enclose your birth certificate with your application. To do so, please get in touch about your from Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP. EU nationals can apply for British Passports for their Children, if they qualify under one of the following categories: A. EU National's Children born in the UK between 2 October 2000 to 29 April 2006. If neither parent has either The Right of Abode or Indefinite Leave to Remain, a child born in the UK or its overseas territories is a British citizen if one parent is a member of the British Armed Forces. I have lived in UK from 1999, but I think legal status I received when Poland joined UE . 1981, either once one of their parents acquires permanent residence result of them not being asked for full, supporting documentation The good news is that the application is free and the application process is easier than for other types of immigration status. Mondaq uses cookies on this website. This error came to light only on renewal, and the Home Office’s response to the great distress of the families involved was to advise that unless they could now produce the registration document, their children’s passports would be revoked. The passport will last five years and normal processing time is three weeks. “If a child is born in the UK…..to (parents) that have settled “ the child will be a British national. at least one parent is British, then they will be able to apply for a passport straight away. The starting point is to establish whether the child is British. Born to a British father on or after July 1, 2006. documentation, many EU children born during this period will simply Dublin British Citizens (i.e. Naturally, parents are keen to find out how they can bring their eldest children’s immigration status in line with their younger siblings. british citizenship depends on your parents citizenship - NOT on where you were born - unless your parents are legal permanent residents (ILR) in UK. regards to how the parent's permanent residence status is A quick google and a look at the home office website says your child can apply for British citizenship if you are regarded as settled (so this is your normal residence). through automatic entitlement as discussed above. Child born in the UK to parents who both are EU citizens (A8 country). In 2017, that rose to 181, then rose again to 209 in 2018. Irish citizenship for children Children born abroad. less certain what the future funding position will be, and unable to provide this evidence. However f rom April 2015 babies born in the UK are not entitled to free healthcare from the age of 3 months old, unless it is emergency treatment. If your child is born British and US national, well that's it. © Mondaq® Ltd 1994 - 2020. renewal passport applications. Where a child is born in the UK on or after 30 April 2006 to an EEA national parent, the child will only have a claim to British citizenship under section 1(1)(b) BNA81 if the parent(s) provide evidence to show that they had ILR/ILE or NTL or that they have been permanently resident in the UK exercising treaty rights for a minimum period of 5 years prior to the birth of the child. 5 If your child was born in the UK and at the time of the birth either of her/his parents were: • British citizens themselves; or • settled in the UK, then your child was automatically born a British citizen, and you can apply to the British Passport Office for a British passport for the child. website. evidence of a parent's registration under the scheme is This is a common immigration-related enquiry, and one my team and I have been asked about by EU nationals repeatedly since the June 2016 referendum vote. Although the rights and status of EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK will remain the same until 30 June 2021, individuals should take steps now to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to see how they can continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021. You’ll only need to do it once, and readership information is just for authors and is never sold to third parties. As the vast majority of EU nationals never applied for such have lost the documentation. Republic of Ireland. If either of the child's parents are British citizens with UK passports then you can simply include the details for your passports on the child's application. There is no published data on the number of children born to two EU citizens in the UK, but researchers believe it will run to thousands if not tens of thousands. Reasons to obtain a British passport/apply to register? The evidence required Citizenship is the ability to return to the UK to live, study or their case who exercises their powers in terms of section 3(1) of provide advice to those who arrange a consultation with our were in the UK as In exercising their discretion, Alternatively, evidence should be provided to Click here to add your own comments. automatically acquire British nationality at birth. One major stumbling block is that Spain does not recog… British citizenship - children born outside the UK since 1 January 1983 PDF , 106KB , 6 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.