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Hello , Iam british living in Iraq and I have 2 daughters

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Hello ,

Iam british living in Iraq and I have 2 daughters living in Iraq . What do I need to give them the british citizenship

How did you acquire your UK citizenship please?

Please state where and when you were born.

Kind regards,

Customer: replied 3 years ago.



I acquired the citizenship by birth


I was born in glasgow in 1980 on the 27th june


Thank you



Where and when were your daughter born please?

What nationality do they presently hold?

Kind regards,

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

2006 and 2007 irak nationality


Unless you state otherwise I will assume that they were born in Iraq.

Drafing your answer now. 5mins.


Thanks for your patience.

UK citizenship is permitted to descend only one generation to children born outside the UK.

If you were born in the UK prior to 1983 then you are a “British Citizen otherwise than by descent”.

This type of citizenship means that you can pass on your citizenship to any of your children born outside the UK. Therefore you can pass your citizenship on to your daughter automatically.

Your daughter will be “British Citizens by descent”. This is slightly different to yours in that they will have all the rights that you do except that they will not automatically be able to pass on their UK citizenship to such of their own children that are born outside the UK.

Your daughters can apply for passports provided that they can prove their birth and parentage with the usual documentation. If Iraq did not permit dual nationality then they would have to give up their Iraqi nationality to get a UK passport, but my understanding is that Iraq does permit dual nationally.

Entering the relevant details of your daughters in to the following link will tell you how they can apply for their UK passports. .

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