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    • sleepless saver
    • By sleepless saver 20th Nov 12, 5:31 PM
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    • 20th Nov 12, 5:31 PM
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    Does your child's passport say he is a British citizen? If so then he is. http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/britishcitizenship/aboutcitizenship/Britishcitizenship/

    Otherwise, it depends on your exact status and you'd need to check out these pages in more detail.
    • vivatifosi
    • By vivatifosi 20th Nov 12, 5:50 PM
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    When did you return to the UK and did your child have a separate passport? Have they had a passport since? A relative of mine was born in Australia and returned to the UK when she was six months old. She only found out she wasn't a British citizen when she applied for a passport and they told her she couldn't have one, as she's Australian. She'd lived here all her life and AIUI had been granted those little one year card passports in the 1980s to go overseas. It was in her late 30s early 40s she found out. She now has indefinite right to remain. I think in terms of getting British citizenship it is straightforward, but obviously you need to know to apply first!

    ETA: should have added, this is a returning £10 pom type problem, if he was born in the 80s or later (1983 per link posted above), the rules changed.
    Last edited by vivatifosi; 20-11-2012 at 5:55 PM.
    Please stay safe in the sun and learn the A-E of melanoma: A = asymmetry, B = irregular borders, C= different colours, D= diameter, larger than 6mm, E = evolving, is your mole changing? Most moles are not cancerous, any doubts, please check next time you visit your GP.
    • Jox
    • By Jox 20th Nov 12, 5:55 PM
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    • 20th Nov 12, 5:55 PM
    Does he have a birth certificate? Was his birth registered at the British embassy?
  • oneeye1
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    • 20th Nov 12, 7:12 PM
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    • 20th Nov 12, 7:12 PM
    Does he have a birth certificate? Was his birth registered at the British embassy?
    Originally posted by Jox
    yes he does and no it wasnt although he got a passport from the embassy
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    • 21st Nov 12, 4:59 PM
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    • 21st Nov 12, 4:59 PM
    hi me and the wife are both british born our oldest son was born in australia and we returned here when he was 3 months old.he had a british passport as a baby when we left oz.
    is he a british citizen or do we need to do any thing

    thanx
    Originally posted by oneeye1
    Hi oneEye1 - we're not covering citizenship issues on the board at the moment. If you want more help on this, we'd suggest contacting your local bureau.
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