Sorry: yes I do because the process is very expensive and I was shocked that the application was turned down in December 2007 when I applied from the US having just left the UK where we had been living for 5 years. I made all the details very clear in that application and I agree they probably made a mistake. I want the next application to succeed which is why I am trying to gather accuracy and precision.
Apologies therefore, but while we are communicating can you clarify so that we can conclude:
To reiterate I live in France now but not in the UK.
I am a British citizen by descent; born abroad and through my father's british nationality
My first two children are registered as British citizens even though they were born abroad like me. This was done in the first year of life
My third child has currently been denied the same category of citizenship because I applied to register her when I was living in the US; because she was 7 years old.. because.... I don't know why
Do you have an address for further more specialized advice for proceeding? Do you think, judged on your appraisal, that i will be able to secure this for my child now that I am back in the EU
With many thanks
,,Thank you very much: however this does not completely answer my question:
I have already tried to register this child and failed because I was not living in the UK at the time. I have returned to live in the EU: does this make a difference to the application? I work in London - and have done for several years but I am not resident in the UK; does working in the UK make a difference? I am not in crown service and my first two children were registered within the first year of their birth, which apparently is one of the rules. The fact that my father was in crown service was unknown to me at the time I was making their application - which is why they were registered as otherwise than by descent