Children who are under the of 18 years (minors) can apply to the Home Office for registration as British citizens under the following sections of the British Nationality Act 1981. Once a child reaches age 18, they will have to apply to naturalise using form AN.
Section 1 (3) birth in the UK to parents who are now settled in the UK or have become British citizens;
Section 1 (3A) birth in the UK to parents who have joined the armed forces;
Section 3 (1) child whose parents are applying for British citizenship;
Section 3 (2) birth abroad to parents who are British by descent and have lived in the UK or a British overseas territory;
Section 3 (5) birth abroad to parents who are British by descent but are now living in the UK or a British overseas territory;
Section 3 (1) children adopted abroad by British citizen parents;
Section 3 (1) children whose parents had renounced and subsequently resumed British citizenship;
Section 3 (1) any other case not listed below where it is considered to be in the child's best interests to be granted British citizenship;
Section 4D birth abroad to parents serving in the armed forces.
Further information, help, and advice
Our team of specialists have years of experience in visa services. We work with clients under Section 84 of the 1999 Immigration Act and can submit your UK visa application to the Home Office to be dealt with on the same day.
For more information and advice on UK immigration law and UK visa applications please contact us on 0203 488 2308 or email us at Info@worldwideimmigration.co.uk