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Old Feb 25th 2007, 6:38 pm
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My 9 month old daughter was born here in the states and we have already have a US passport for her. Does anyone know how I go about obtaining one for the UK for her?
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Old Feb 25th 2007, 6:44 pm
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Are you both English?
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Old Feb 25th 2007, 6:54 pm
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The mother is American and I am English. I don't even know where to get started.
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Old Feb 25th 2007, 7:15 pm
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The mother is American and I am English. I don't even know where to get started.
Try the british embassy - I would have thought your daughter could get dual nationality but I am only guessing

btw congratulations on your new(ish) daughter
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My 9 month old daughter was born here in the states and we have already have a US passport for her. Does anyone know how I go about obtaining one for the UK for her?
If one parent is a British citizen born or naturalised in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands or Isle of Man then your child is a British citizen (by descent) automatically.

You can get her a British passport at the British Embassy in Washington DC. It is also strongly recommended to get her a British-style birth certificate (saves hassle later on).

The exception to this is if your child was born before 1 July 2006 and the UK father is not married to the mother. In this case, child can be registered as a British citizen through the Home Office provided application is made before age 18.
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I have a question about this I am American my husband British we live in the US and have no real plans on moving to England ever but you never know. Is it true that if you are a US citizen if you get a passport from another country you could loose your US citizenship or is this just a rumor? We have never registered are daughter's birth I don't see much need in it but I guess you never know.
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Old Feb 26th 2007, 4:55 pm
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. Is it true that if you are a US citizen if you get a passport from another country you could loose your US citizenship .
Not true
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I have a question about this I am American my husband British we live in the US and have no real plans on moving to England ever but you never know. Is it true that if you are a US citizen if you get a passport from another country you could loose your US citizenship or is this just a rumor? We have never registered are daughter's birth I don't see much need in it but I guess you never know.
Depends on your nation, but for many, it's not true.

Though as a USC, even if you moved abroad, you would still have to file taxes to the IRS, even if you don't have anything to pay.
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Okay I have one more question my husband can now apply for citizenship but he does not want to. Do you have some kind of pros and cons list of becoming a citizen we have been married for 7 years he is British like I said and really we do not plan on leaving. Don't you have to be a US citizen to get social security and medicaid one day this is a long way off for us but eventually he would have to be a US citizen right?
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Okay I have one more question my husband can now apply for citizenship but he does not want to. Do you have some kind of pros and cons list of becoming a citizen we have been married for 7 years he is British like I said and really we do not plan on leaving. Don't you have to be a US citizen to get social security and medicaid one day this is a long way off for us but eventually he would have to be a US citizen right?
do a search...there's been plenty.

Some of the benefits to be a USC -

can take your US pension abroad
won't get hammered with inheritance tax
can't get deported
not having to deal with USCIS
can bring over your parents, siblings if you wish

Con's-
Jury Duty
Even if you bugger off, would have to file worldwide income
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Okay I have one more question my husband can now apply for citizenship but he does not want to. Do you have some kind of pros and cons list of becoming a citizen we have been married for 7 years he is British like I said and really we do not plan on leaving. Don't you have to be a US citizen to get social security and medicaid one day this is a long way off for us but eventually he would have to be a US citizen right?
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showp...3&postcount=17
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okay thanks that helps!
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should add that post to the wiki
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should add that post to the wiki
Off you go then....
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Old Feb 26th 2007, 6:09 pm
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Off you go then....
I'm to lazy....that and it's crunch time, seriously OTT requirements here...
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