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What passport do you hold?
In that case he will be eligible to be registered as a UK citizen and obtain a British passport. Because he was born outside the UK but to a British Citizen born in the UK he will be what is called a British citizen by descent. This means that he cannot pass on his citizenship to any of his children born outside the UK.
You should contact the British Embassy in Jamaica and request the appropriate passport forms and any associated guidance notes. These documents will explain what supporting evidence he will need to attach to his application in order to receive his UK passport.
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It's not really the same as applying for a visa where there is complicated eligibility criteria- it is a question of fact. You have to prove you were born in the UK (passport and birth certificate) and then he has to prove that he is your son and was born outside the UK (eg. by his birth certificate).
An interview is not usually necessary if the above is proved.
If they reject the application then you could appeal and submit further evidence, but, as I say, provided you have the above you will be fine.
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