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look I just want to know that if my son (who has lived all his life in Aus) can apply for British citizenship (which he is applicable for as I am British) and as a result can apply for a British passport all done from Aus (Brisbane) when he reaches the age of 16.
The Queensland age is 18, that is why I want to go the British route.
Thanks for the answer.
If my son is 16 at the time he decides to join me in the UK then as I understand it he is legally independent in Queensland and can come over even if his mother disagrees.
I assume that I can apply for his citizenship and passport whilst he & I reside in Queensland and get it sent over as well as any documents that need filling in and signing.
I plan to get all this sorted out whilst I am in Queensland and then return to the UK and wait for him to turn 16 and come over. Do you see any problem with this plan?
As I understand it children can leave home at 16 in Queensland.
As they can't get an Australian passport without dual parental signatures until they are 18 (ex-wife won't sign) I am looking at the British citizenship - then passport option which can be done at 16.
I think you are really helping me - thanks! keep going.
sites I looked at:
Not if I can do the UK citizenship/passport route. I think this would be quicker. I want to get this sorted before I return to the UK April next year due to ill health.
Some final points that I need confirmation on please -
my son is entitled to British Citizenship and can apply now? at age 15 or does he have to wait until he is 16?
when he is 16 he needs to apply for a British passport.
when he is 16 he can leave the country and fly on his own to England?
You have been very very helpful
I was refering to applying for British citizenship now, not the passport - I know he will have to do that when he is 16.
So can he?
He doesn't need to apply for citizenship? at all?
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