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Wipam Jun 6th 2016 5:09 am

Child born in Singapore to a British Father and Malaysian Mother
 
Hi,,

I am a British citizen by birth, I am married to my wife who is a Malaysian. We both live in Singapore. I would like to know, if my child born in Singapore, does she automatically get a British passport?

Your reply is much appreciated!

Thanks.

mikelincs Jun 6th 2016 5:51 am

Re: Child born in Singapore to a British Father and Malaysian Mother
 

Originally Posted by Wipam (Post 11965944)
Hi,,

I am a British citizen by birth, I am married to my wife who is a Malaysian. We both live in Singapore. I would like to know, if my child born in Singapore, does she automatically get a British passport?

Your reply is much appreciated!

Thanks.

Welcome to BE.

If you are a British Citizen other than by descent, then yes your child will be a British Citizen by descent and you will be able to apply for a British Passport for them.

Parnell Jun 6th 2016 6:12 am

Re: Child born in Singapore to a British Father and Malaysian Mother
 
But alias no Malaysian or Singaporean passport for them


Not sure if they were boys though?

Englishmum Jun 7th 2016 3:55 pm

Re: Child born in Singapore to a British Father and Malaysian Mother
 
My friend (she and her spouse are British citizens) gave birth to a little girl at Mount Elizabeth hospital. She showed the birth certificate to me and we both smiled as it was boldly stamped in red ink: "Not A Singapore Citizen" :lol:

Btw; Wipam, are you and your wife Permanent Residents in Singapore? If you have any sons in Singapore (regardless of whether or not they were born there and even if not Singaporean citizens) are you aware that they will be liable to do National Service when they are older?

There is no obligation if you and the family leave Singapore permanently before any sons reach the age of 11, otherwise you must post a bond of 75000SGD or 150% of annual income (whichever is the higher amount) with the govt. from the age of 11 to ensure that the child returns to do his NS! :eek:

I had friends (husband a Kiwi and wife Singaporean) and they moved to New Zealand when their eldest son was 10.5 years old to avoid posting a bond (the husband was a lecturer at NUS). :blink:

bakedbean Jun 7th 2016 11:31 pm

Re: Child born in Singapore to a British Father and Malaysian Mother
 
Crikey, that's a bit of a bummer :(

BritInParis Jun 7th 2016 11:50 pm

Re: Child born in Singapore to a British Father and Malaysian Mother
 

Originally Posted by Wipam (Post 11965944)
Hi,,

I am a British citizen by birth, I am married to my wife who is a Malaysian. We both live in Singapore. I would like to know, if my child born in Singapore, does she automatically get a British passport?

Your reply is much appreciated!

Thanks.

If you are a British citizen and you were born in the UK then your child will automatically be a British citizen by descent if they are born outside the UK.

Wipam Jun 15th 2016 1:57 pm

Re: Child born in Singapore to a British Father and Malaysian Mother
 
Thanks much Mike, appreciate the reply. Do you know what are the documentations needed for that?

Wipam Jun 15th 2016 2:00 pm

Re: Child born in Singapore to a British Father and Malaysian Mother
 
Hi Englishmum,

We are both not PR. I am on EP and my wife is on DP. Our first child is going to be a girl :)

Wipam Jun 15th 2016 2:00 pm

Re: Child born in Singapore to a British Father and Malaysian Mother
 
Thanks Brit!

BritInParis Jun 15th 2016 6:59 pm

Re: Child born in Singapore to a British Father and Malaysian Mother
 
British Consular Birth Registration : British Expat Wiki

https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports

Wipam Jun 16th 2016 2:41 am

Re: Child born in Singapore to a British Father and Malaysian Mother
 
Thanks very much Brit. Appreciate it. Hope you have a good day ahead :)


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