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Old Jan 15th 2016, 6:14 pm
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Hi,

Apologies if this has already been addressed elsewhere. I'm a UK citizen living in the US (greencard) married to a USC and have a daughter born in the US. Here's my question - would my daughter be eligible for UK citizenship? I know in the case of my wife, she would have to live in the UK and go through the residency process.

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Old Jan 15th 2016, 6:27 pm
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If you are a British citizen "otherwise than by descent" i.e. (in most cases) you were born in the UK, then your children will be British citizens by descent, they don't need to "claim" anything, they are British citizens from birth.
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Old Jan 15th 2016, 6:29 pm
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https://www.gov.uk/register-a-birth
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Old Jan 15th 2016, 7:57 pm
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We followed the process detailed in the .gov link above, just to make life easier for my son if he ever wanted to go and live in the UK/get his British passport without having to locate all our documentation if we weren't around by that point. I haven't bothered getting him a UK passport yet as he has to travel in and out of the US on his US one anyway.
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Old Jan 15th 2016, 8:10 pm
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Thanks, appreciate the quick responses! This is great news indeed.
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Old Jan 15th 2016, 9:52 pm
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You can get both passports for him within 3 weeks
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