Citzenship via Parents

Old Nov 21st 2023, 12:52 am
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Hi

I was curious if I had a leg to stand on for citzenship via birth.

My mum was born 1969 in New Zealand but was granted british citzenship at birth as well. I was born 1996 also in New Zealand and at the time of birth my mum was in crown service sector. I'm currently in the UK on a visa but want to stay longer.

Thxs in advance. Just want some advice before paying for a lawyer
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Old Nov 21st 2023, 4:28 am
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What sort of visa are you on? It sounds like you are likely eligible for an ancestry visa, which requires that one of your grandparents was born in the UK.

Take a look here for more information directly from the UK government web site on ancestry visas. Applications are quite straight forward and IMO paying for the services of a lawyer is unlikely to be necessary. After 5 years you can apply to expetend your visa, or apply for "indefinite leave to remain", i.e. settle permanently in the UK. From there you can later apply for British citizenship. Indefinite leave to remain status can be lost if you spend two years at a time outside the UK.
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Who was your mother working for in 1996 and where was she recruited for the role?
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Old Nov 29th 2023, 12:20 pm
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British citizenship can only be transferred down 1 generation. So your mother, born outside the UK was automatically British. She cannot pass citizenship on to you also born outside the UK except she was in the Crown service under the UK government and recruited in the UK.

Also, being that you sound to be an adult, you cannot claim citizenship through her. If she had lived in the UK for at least 3 years at any point in time before you were born, or with you after you were born, you could have registered while under 18 years old.


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Old Nov 29th 2023, 1:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Akias1
British citizenship can only be transferred down 1 generation. So your mother, born outside the UK was automatically British. She cannot pass citizenship on to you also born outside the UK except she was in the Crown service under the UK government and recruited in the UK.

Also, being that you sound to be an adult, you cannot claim citizenship through her. If she had lived in the UK for at least 3 years at any point in time before you were born, or with you after you were born, you could have registered while under 18 years old.
Hi Akias, welcome to BE. I notice you're posting a lot of advice re. immigration/citizenship matters, are you a migration agent? Tell us a bit about yourself!
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Originally Posted by Akias1
British citizenship can only be transferred down 1 generation. So your mother, born outside the UK was automatically British. She cannot pass citizenship on to you also born outside the UK except she was in the Crown service under the UK government and recruited in the UK.

Also, being that you sound to be an adult, you cannot claim citizenship through her. If she had lived in the UK for at least 3 years at any point in time before you were born, or with you after you were born, you could have registered while under 18 years old.
Glad you amended that, as even I knew that your first response was completely wrong! Hopefully the OP will reply to BiP's questions and confirm one way or the other if s/he is a British citizen.



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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse
Hi Akias, welcome to BE. I notice you're posting a lot of advice re. immigration/citizenship matters, are you a migration agent? Tell us a bit about yourself!
Hi Spouse of Scouse, yes, I am an immigration advisor.

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