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if a child is born abroad to a British citizen who has the

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if a child is born abroad to a British citizen who has the right of abode in the UK, will the child acquire a "British other than by descent" passport?

if the child is born in the UK isntead of overseas, does this change the situation?,
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  Howard replied 1 year ago.
On what basis do you have Right of Abode? A child being born in the UK can change processes.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I am a british citizen born in the UK but living abroad. I have a full british passport.


My question is if my child is born abroad, will he be entitled to a full british passport as well?


 


if the child is not entitled to a full british passort as he is born abroad, would the situation change if he were born in the UK instead?


 


I hope this is clearer now

Expert:  Howard replied 1 year ago.
So you were born in the UK to British parents?

If so then if your child is born outside the UK he will be entitled to a British Passport and will be British by descent.

If he is born in the UK he will also be entitled to a British passport but he will be British other than by descent. This is preferable. Generally speaking, those who are not born in the UK (British by descent) can only pass Citizenship down to the generation below them to children born outside the UK.

So, if the child can be born in the UK then do so but either way your child should be entitled to a British passport.

Applications for a passport from overseas can be made here:

https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports
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