Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA
Reload this Page >

American citizen, wants to move to UK to work. Father British citizen, need advice.

American citizen, wants to move to UK to work. Father British citizen, need advice.

Old Sep 6th 2012, 8:27 am
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 2
owenmc60 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default American citizen, wants to move to UK to work. Father British citizen, need advice.

Hi there everyone. I'm new to this forum, but came across it whilst trying to find a answer to my friends issue, hope someone can help

My friend is an American citizen, he was born and raised there. He is planning to relocate to the UK to work. His father was a British citizen (now deceased) and was married to his mother (American citizen). His grandparents were also British citizens.

He has all the copies of the original birth certificates for his father and grandparents.

What are the stipulations for him to gain a British citizenship through descent, or even just permanent residency?

What is the process for him to apply and attain either of those statuses? And what supporting documentation would he need to supply?

I greatly look forward to your advice on this, from me and my friend, thank you!
owenmc60 is offline  
Old Sep 6th 2012, 9:57 am
  #2  
MODERATOR
 
penguinsix's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Hong Kong, mostly.
Posts: 5,104
penguinsix has a reputation beyond reputepenguinsix has a reputation beyond reputepenguinsix has a reputation beyond reputepenguinsix has a reputation beyond reputepenguinsix has a reputation beyond reputepenguinsix has a reputation beyond reputepenguinsix has a reputation beyond reputepenguinsix has a reputation beyond reputepenguinsix has a reputation beyond reputepenguinsix has a reputation beyond reputepenguinsix has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: American citizen, wants to move to UK to work. Father British citizen, need advic

Hi

I'm not as versed on the steps necessary but as the US wakes up in the next few hours you'll get some better replies.

You might also want to look at the counterpart of this site:

http://talk.uk-yankee.com

That's for Americans living in the UK and talks about the various things they need to deal with.
penguinsix is offline  
Old Sep 6th 2012, 11:10 am
  #3  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 2
owenmc60 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: American citizen, wants to move to UK to work. Father British citizen, need advic

Thanks so much for your advice! They have answered my query
owenmc60 is offline  
Old Sep 6th 2012, 6:03 pm
  #4  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Maryland (via Belfast, Manchester, Toronto and London)
Posts: 4,771
MarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: American citizen, wants to move to UK to work. Father British citizen, need advic

He might already be a UK citizen.

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/br.../bornoverseas/

If he is, he just needs to apply for a UK passport.
MarylandNed is offline  
Old Sep 6th 2012, 11:35 pm
  #5  
Bob
BE Site Lead
 
Bob's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: MA, USA
Posts: 91,716
Bob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: American citizen, wants to move to UK to work. Father British citizen, need advic

Aye, he's probably already a Brit, but it depends on when and where everyone was born as to whether citizenship was passed on or not.
Bob is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.