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    • electronicfox
    • By electronicfox 17th Oct 16, 11:14 AM
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    Failed Habitual Residency Test
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    • 17th Oct 16, 11:14 AM
    Failed Habitual Residency Test 17th Oct 16 at 11:14 AM
    I am my wifes carer and have been for the past 3 years. Because of this I havent been able to work in most of this time, and I have been told that I've failed the test because I havent worked for 5 consecutive years.

    I have just found out though that my father got British nationality quite some time ago (he was Irish before, I think he has dual nationality), would I be able to use this to pass the HRT this time around? Information around this seems a bit confusing and I dont have time to wait on hold on the phone for 40 minutes to find out that its a no.

    Thanks in advance

    Mike.
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    • pmlindyloo
    • By pmlindyloo 17th Oct 16, 11:25 AM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 11:25 AM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 11:25 AM
    As as start you can check if you are a British Citizen by using this link:

    https://www.gov.uk/check-british-citizen
    • electronicfox
    • By electronicfox 17th Oct 16, 11:29 AM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 11:29 AM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 11:29 AM
    As as start you can check if you are a British Citizen by using this link:
    Originally posted by pmlindyloo
    Thanks, unfortunately my parents werent married when I was born so I cant gain citizenship through him, and my mother is a German national.
    • _shel
    • By _shel 17th Oct 16, 4:01 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 4:01 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 4:01 PM
    Get Irish citizenship, they are treated differently than other EU citizens. Though expect a delay, they've been inundated with applications apparently since brexit.
    Thanks to everyone who posts competitions
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