I have got 2 kids. My first was born on the 16th of December 2010 (2yrs). The little one is 1yr old (born on 8th May 2012).
My self and my husband are both Nigerian.
Not yet. As advised earlier, I am looking to apply for the new Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa.
Thanks for your advice. Please could you clarify what you meant by being stateless?
Following your response in regards XX XXXX not being eligible to register as British citizens due to an obvious reason. But a lot of people have being saying that my kids can apply to become British by Naturalisation from when they are 7 yrs old? Please advice.
Are you saying they cannot apply from this age? So, what is this section saying then?
Section 3(1) applications - children born in the United Kingdom to parents who are not settled in the United Kingdom and are not British citizensRegistration in this category will be at the Home Office's discretion, if the Home Office believe it is reasonable under the circumstances and will be under section 3(1) of the British Nationality Act 1981. There are no formal requirements the child needs to meet providing they are under 18 at the time of application and are of good character if they are over 10 years of age. The application should be accompanied by as much evidence as possible to show us why the child should be registered as a British citizen.
So, if for example, in the future we as their parents are not given right to stay or are being refused visa and our children are also to leave the UK even though they were born in the UK. If they reach this 7 years informal threshold as you explained, would they then be able to apply under the quoted section?
So, if it is less likely for them to be deported at this age; what ground or immigration right would they be allowed to stay as if they face deportation as per by last example?
Many Thanks Tom.
Have a lovely day.
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