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Old Jun 1st 2012, 6:01 am
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Hello, I am an new to these boards and hope I am posting in the correct forum. Apologies if I am not.

Here is my background and question.
I was born in the UK, but only lived there a few weeks. I do have a valid British passport. So I suppose I am British by birth.

I grew up in Canada and hold Canadian citizenship and a Canadian passport.
As an adult, i moved to the US and became a US citizen. This is where I live now.

I have two children who were both born in the US. My question is, are my children eligible for British citizenship based on the fact that I (their mother) am a British citizen?

I have not been able to find a clear answer yet, but this is something I would like to do for them if it is possible.

Thank you for any guidance or tips on where I can find an answer.
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Old Jun 1st 2012, 5:41 pm
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Hi Movado

Welcome to BE.
I can't answer your question, but I recommend you check out our USA forum, where you can chat with other Brits living and working in The States. I am sure this is a situation that has cropped up for many expats there so someone will probably be able to help you with an answer.
You will find the USA forum by clicking on the 'forum index' tab on the top left of this page. Scroll down the listed countires,double click on USA and you're in.

In the meantime I wish you all the best

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Old Jun 1st 2012, 10:27 pm
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try this http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/br.../bornoverseas/

and look at the section called "If you were born outside the United Kingdom on or after 1 January 1983"

looks like they can
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Old Jun 1st 2012, 11:07 pm
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Default Re: New to forum-Can my children become British citizens?

Originally Posted by movado

I was born in the UK, but only lived there a few weeks. I do have a valid British passport. So I suppose I am British by birth.


My question is, are my children eligible for British citizenship based on the fact that I (their mother) am a British citizen?
Yes. They're British by descent.
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Old Jun 2nd 2012, 4:33 pm
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Hello and a big welcome to BE.

Excellent information can be found in the BE Wiki, not forgetting the Living and Moving Abroad forum that will help you, another set of great help is the permanent threads at the TOP of each forum, they are very pertinent to that particular forum and makes sensible reading.

Moderators deal with any problems that arise such as inappropriate posts, spammers etc, you will find their names at the bottom right hand side of each forum's index in bold font.

Please contact me if I can give you any further help.

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