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My father was born in England and moved to the US when he was

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My father was born in England and moved to the US when he was five. I understand that I could be considered a British Citizen by Descent, but what do I need to do to obtain that status or have it recognized? I was born before 1983 and my birth certificate notes that he was born in England.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 7 years ago.



Thanks for your question.


Yes, you are entitled to be registered as a British Citizen if you were born before 1983 outside of the UK but to a father who was born in the UK (British Nationality Act 1981. Suffice it to say you will have to prove that your father was a British citizen and that you were born before 1983, though I do not imagine that will be too much of a problem.


You will have to apply to be registered as such by submitted Form B(OS) to the UKBA,

available for download from the UKBA's website.


If you decide to apply for a passport after having been registered you should check whether the Country which you presently hold a passport permits you to hold dual passsports. If this is the US then I believe they do.


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