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My mother, and all maternal ancestors generations, are

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My mother, and all maternal ancestors for many generations, are British. I am Canadian, 64 years old, and am applying for citizenship. Will my children, aged 23 and 25, be able to apply for citizenship? Passports?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first

Where were you born and where were your children born?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was born in Canada as were my children.
You have already billed me for your response but I have not received it.
I am late in responding.
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

Just to check - your mother WAS born in the UK?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
in 1915 and died in 2013. Please do not bill me any more without my consent. I will refuse any further charges if you bill my card without my authorization.
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

You are entitled to be a British Citizen and hold a British passport by virtue of the fact that your mother was a British Citizen born in the Uk.

Unfortunately since you are a British Citizen by Consent your children are NOT entitled to British Citizenship - although they would have been had

they been born in the UK (or you had)

I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details

I will ask Customer Services to check that you have not inadvertently taken out a subscription

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
this also means they are not entitled to a British or European Union Passport?
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

That is correct - you are Entitled to a British Passport - they are not I am afraid

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you Clare.
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

You are most welcome