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Do children of a UK citizen need UK passports to live in UK?

Old May 26th 2016, 4:51 am
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Aah - so to apply for a UK passport I need to enclose their NZ passports, which would be their only hope if the UK passports are delayed. Gulp.

Looks like I will have to go the high stress route at the border, telling the truth which is that they are entering the country as visitors but intending to apply for citizenship whilst there, but will leave within the visitor period if it is not granted.
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Default Re: Do children of a UK citizen need UK passports to live in UK?

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Aah - so to apply for a UK passport I need to enclose their NZ passports, which would be their only hope if the UK passports are delayed. Gulp.

Looks like I will have to go the high stress route at the border, telling the truth which is that they are entering the country as visitors but intending to apply for citizenship whilst there, but will leave within the visitor period if it is not granted.
As has been said, only your son would be considered a visitor. Your daughter is British.
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Old May 26th 2016, 5:40 am
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
As has been said, only your son would be considered a visitor. Your daughter is British.
But she can't prove that at the border without a British passport. :-/
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Default Re: Do children of a UK citizen need UK passports to live in UK?

Originally Posted by Aboylikedave View Post
But she can't prove that at the border without a British passport. :-/
But she's got an old one and presumably you have her birth certificate.
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Old May 26th 2016, 6:36 pm
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But she can't prove that at the border without a British passport. :-/
Yes she can, if asked.
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Old May 26th 2016, 9:50 pm
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Default Re: Do children of a UK citizen need UK passports to live in UK?

Originally Posted by Aboylikedave View Post
Aah - so to apply for a UK passport I need to enclose their NZ passports, which would be their only hope if the UK passports are delayed. Gulp.

Looks like I will have to go the high stress route at the border, telling the truth which is that they are entering the country as visitors but intending to apply for citizenship whilst there, but will leave within the visitor period if it is not granted.
Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
As has been said, only your son would be considered a visitor. Your daughter is British.
Originally Posted by Aboylikedave View Post
But she can't prove that at the border without a British passport. :-/
Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
But she's got an old one and presumably you have her birth certificate.
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Yes she can, if asked.
Providing you were born in the UK then both children are already British citizens. As already stated applying for a passport doesn't confer citizenship - you need to be a citizen to apply. Only presenting a valid British passport or Certificate of Entitlement to Right of Abode is legally acceptable as evidence of someone's Right of Abode at the UK border. Anything else would be at the Immigration Officer's discretion. If you want to play it safe then you need to apply for both passports as soon as possible otherwise you'll just have to take your chances with their NZ passports.
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