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i was born in northern Ireland then moved to Liverpool then

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i was born in northern Ireland then moved to Liverpool then after Chester in these times i lived in UK for about 7 years and my father had a permanent resident and lived in the uk for 15 years but i currently live in Canada can i apply for British citizenship
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Where was your father born?
Does he hold a British passport?
Did he obtain permanent residency after your birth? If so when?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

- my father was born i Libya .


- he had one year left to get hold of British passport but he decided to move back to Libya on his own will .


- he obtain permanent residency before i was born as i said before i was born in northern Ireland so automatically i have the Irish passport but people told me i should have the British as well so i checked the UK border agency and it was hard to understand so wat i want to know is can i apply for a British passport and if so can i do it overseas


What is your date of birth please?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

16 oct of 1993


Have you ever applied for UK citizensip before now?

What nationality are you if you have not?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I have not applied yet and I have both the Libyan and the Irish

I'm on my phone this evening, may I answer tomorrow?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Ok but can u tell me also where to apply
I will answer at 9bst..

Thanks for your patience.

Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom. The republic if Ireland is a separate sovereign country.

I assume that you have a Northern Irish passport in which case this is a United Kingdom passport and gives you all rights that a person from the UK has. If this is the case there is no need for you to apply for a UK passport because they would simply say that you already have one.

However, Northern Irish citizens are also entitled to apply for passports from the republic of Ireland. If you hold a Republic of Ireland passport and have not lived in the republic then I assume this is how you acquired it. If this is the case and you were born in the UK (ie. Northern Ireland) to a father who held Indefinite Leave to Remain at the time of your birth then you will automatically be a UK citizen.

Therefore if you wished to apply for a UK passport from Canada you would do so following the information on the following Foreign and Commonwealth website:-

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