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How to obtain British Citizenship for American born child, parent is British.

Old Mar 16th 2021, 11:38 pm
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Default How to obtain British Citizenship for American born child, parent is British.

Hi I am new to the forum, thank you for letting me join. I have some questions regarding getting my daughter British Citizenship. I am British born, married an American, moved to the States, have 1 child here and now I am an American Citizen. I have a Son and grandchildren British born still living in the UK with other family relatives. My child is 12 years old. I have been to Gov.co.uk and looked at the requirements but they seem confusing.

There is no-one really to contact without paying huge phone fee's. I'd like to know if anyone can help me with this?

I'd be very grateful for any advice

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As you are British born and bred, your daughter, born in the US, is a Brit by descent (i.e born overseas to a British parent)

You just need to get her a British passport.
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https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports
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Old Mar 17th 2021, 11:35 am
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Originally Posted by SanDiegogirl View Post
As you are British born and bred, your daughter, born in the US, is a Brit by descent (i.e born overseas to a British parent)

You just need to get her a British passport.

This.

BiP helpfully provided the link too.
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You should also consider consular birth registration. It’s not mandatory but I would recommend taking advantage of it where available.

https://britishexpats.com/wiki/Briti..._Registration_
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Old Mar 17th 2021, 4:45 pm
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Thank you This is why I was confused reading the documents, I will go ahead and get this figured out!!!
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