What is British citizenship by registration Section 1(3)?
Children who are born in the UK are entitled to apply for British citizenship by registration under Section 1(3) British Nationality Act 1981 if they meet a certain criteria.
They must be:
- born in the UK
- not British citizens at birth because at the time neither parent was a British citizen or settled • either of the parents has since become a British citizen or settled in the UK
- under the age of 18 on the date the application is received
- of good character if over the age of 10
Children can register as British under Section 1(3) British Nationality Act 1981 and should provide appropriate evidence to apply. You will need to provide the child’s birth certificate to evidence birth in the UK, evidence of the parents’ British citizenship or settled status since the applicant child’s birth and a marriage certificate to show the parents are married. Applicants will need to apply under the MN1 application form.
Children born outside of the UK can also apply for citizenship if they meet certain criteria under section 3(5) British Nationality Act 1981.
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