I am a UK citizen not habitually resident in the UK. I have adopted a child from a non-Hague convention country (Ethiopia). I understand I can acquire a UK passport by moving to the UK and re-adopting after 1 year in a UK court, but are there any other options given that I do not live in the UK?
Province/Country relating to question : UK
Investigations suggest that a direct application for a UK pasport would fail. They were being processed for Ethiopia prior to the change in government, but now are not being responded to at all.
Where are you currently based?
HIDo you still have any permanent links with the UK at all?Claire
Hi ClaireI am based in the UAE, I have two properties in the UK and family still there, but in order to obtain a No Objection Letter from the British Embassy in the UAE my wife and I had to swear before a solicitor that we were non-habitually resident in the UK (my wife is also a UK passport holder)RegardsDeclan
Hi,Can you confirm that the child is under 18?Many thanks,
Yes the child is 2 at present, and we are based in the UAE
HiI am afraid that adopting again in the UK (or indeed within one of the Hague convention countries) is your only way of obtaining UK citizenship for your child.However the paper that you had to sign is no obstacle to your doing so - nor do you necessarily have to live in the UK solidly for a year BUT you will have to commit to the child and your wife being here for a substantial part of the year whilst the process takes place This is a very specialist area - you can obtain more information herehttp://www.oah.org.uk/ and may wish to consider this herehttp://www.osbornes.net/teams/naomi-angell.aspxClaire
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