Can I get my Canadian born children a UK passport too?

Old Oct 2nd 2023, 2:00 pm
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Default Can I get my Canadian born children a UK passport too?

My children were born and live here in Canada which is now my home. I have my UK passport still as well I obtained my Canadian one a few years back.

Can I get my children (13 & 16 yrs) a UK passport too so they also hold both Canadian and UK?

Any advise on how to do this?
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Old Oct 2nd 2023, 3:18 pm
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Hi, what I think you really mean is 'can my children get British citizenship?' since no-one can get a passport with that countries citizenship.
I suggest you visit https://www.gov.uk/apply-citizenship-british-parent for info.

Good luck.
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Per gov.uk my children already are a British citizen as below and per the link...what I need to find out is if I can just therefore apply online for a passport for them?

https://www.gov.uk/apply-citizenship...er-1-july-2006

You’re automatically a British citizen if you were born outside the UK and all of the following apply:
  • you were born on or after 1 July 2006
  • your mother or father was a British citizen when you were born
  • your British parent could pass on their citizenship to you
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Actually your children look like they may already be British citizens if you look at the 'born on or after 1 July 2006' of the page linked in my earlier post above. The same page gives details on getting passports.
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Default Re: Can I get my Canadian born children a UK passport too?

Originally Posted by Andrew74
My children were born and live here in Canada which is now my home. I have my UK passport still as well I obtained my Canadian one a few years back.

Can I get my children (13 & 16 yrs) a UK passport too so they also hold both Canadian and UK?

Any advise on how to do this?
Yep, sounds like they're dual citizens so you can just apply for their British passports.
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Default Re: Can I get my Canadian born children a UK passport too?

Originally Posted by Andrew74
Per gov.uk my children already are a British citizen as below and per the link...what I need to find out is if I can just therefore apply online for a passport for them?

https://www.gov.uk/apply-citizenship...er-1-july-2006

You’re automatically a British citizen if you were born outside the UK and all of the following apply:
  • you were born on or after 1 July 2006
  • your mother or father was a British citizen when you were born
  • your British parent could pass on their citizenship to you

Yes, they will be British by descent......
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Default Re: Can I get my Canadian born children a UK passport too?

Excellent, that is the answer I was hoping for!

I will try to just send the online application. Fingers crossed!!
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Providing you were born in the UK then your children will already be British citizens by descent. You need merely apply for their passports. Your 16 year old will receive a 10 year adult passport and your 13 year old a 5 year child passport.

https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports
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Providing you were born in the UK then your children will already be British citizens by descent. ...
Or if he naturalized as a British citizen.
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I was born and lived in the UK for 30 years before coming to Canada 20 years ago so I believe I am covered for them to just have their passport applications submitted
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Default Re: Can I get my Canadian born children a UK passport too?

Originally Posted by Andrew74
I was born and lived in the UK for 30 years before coming to Canada 20 years ago so I believe I am covered for them to just have their passport applications submitted
Yup, you're definitely good to go!
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