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British citizenship for child in Aus - just checking my facts!

British citizenship for child in Aus - just checking my facts!

Old Dec 31st 2019, 1:59 am
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Just looking for confirmation that I am sending someone in the right direction!

Child born in Brisbane, Australia, August 2014
Mother was born in Bradford, UK in September 1983 as a British citizen, now dual Aus/UK
Father is an Australian, born and bred
Grandparents on the mother's side were born and bred in the UK, Grandparents moved to Aus with the Mother when she was a kid.

Am I correct that the Child is a UK citizen? The father (a colleague and friend) is a bit OCD with details and has checked probably every website in existence, as well as listening to friends giving random bits of well meant advice. He said today that he believed he would have to pay over £1000 just to register the Child as British, and then another £1000 for a passport. Likes the idea of his kiddie being British but doesn't want to shell out that much cash! So having gone through the UKGov website I think the Child is British anyway, doesn't need to be registered and they just need to apply online for a First UK Child Passport.

Thanks for any input!
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Old Dec 31st 2019, 3:01 am
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Not sure where he is getting his advice from (£1000 for a passport?) but it’s wrong and you are right (as always )
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Old Dec 31st 2019, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by BritInParis View Post
Not sure where he is getting his advice from (£1000 for a passport?) but it’s wrong and you are right (as always )
Thanks for that!
I think he listened to to many people with their own stories, and read too many random internet posts. The one site he hadn't been on was the official UK Gov site but even when I got him on there he kept reading irrelevant bits I shall reassure him of the good news!
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Standard British Passport for a child under 16 is £56 online, + Postage £19.86 (Plus whatever currency conversion fee his bank will charge, mine was around $5 ish from memory)when applying from Australia.
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Standard British Passport for a child under 16 is £56 online, + Postage £19.86 (Plus whatever currency conversion fee his bank will charge, mine was around $5 ish from memory)when applying from Australia.
yep, I've sent him the links to apply for the passport. Lord only knows where he was getting some of his info from!

He and his wife are very grateful for the help from BE - and I'm sure his son will be too, when he's old enough to enjoy using his UK passport!
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