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Are you the mother or the father?
Where was the child born and where are your now?
Ok. How did you obtain your UK citizen, was it by virtue of being born here to a British Father and a British Mother?
What is your date of birth?
I'm afraid that there is no possibility of the child being a British citizen otherwise than by descent. Because she was born in Italy to a British father she acquires her UK citizenship by descent from you. Had she been born in the UK she would have acquired it by birth.
As she is British by descent she cannot pass it on her children. If her children are born in the UK then they will acquire British citizenship by birth.
Sorry it could not be better news. You can apply for British Passport though obviously.
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If you married, then your wife could apply for permanent residence here as an Italian national (EEA) and then a year after obtaining PR she could apply to be naturalised as a UK citizen. She would have to be resident in the UK for three years exercising her treaty rights (ie. working, living) before she could apply for PR. The child similarly could do this as a dependent of mother and could then be naturalised as well. I believe this would be citizenship by descent.
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If she has been living and working here then she has been exercising her treaty rights and can probably apply for PR now.
If you apply for the child's passport now then the child would receive it by descent.
If your child applied for naturalisation on the basis of their dependency of the mother who is also applying after she as received PR then this would be citizenship otherwise than by descent and the child could there pass on their citizenship by descent at a later date when they themselves have children.