Can I join my daughter in UK?
The UK dependant visa allows a child to join their parent(s) in the UK as long as one of the parents is a British citizen, a European Union (EU) national or have gained the right to live and work in the UK.
Can I become a British citizen if my great grandparents were British?
You can claim British citizenship by double descent if you have a grandparent (and in rare cases a great-grandparent) born in the UK. This is known as double descent. Children under the age of 18 will need to claim citizenship before the age of 18 or they will lose all rights to British nationality.
Can a parent be British other than by descent?
In such situations, the relevant parent is considered as being British Other than by Descent, and can pass British Citizenship to their children. Read More An analysis of the circumstances of your parent’s birth must be undertaken, along with the status of their parents (i.e. your grandparents at the time of birth.
How did your parent become a British citizen?
An analysis of HOW your parent became British must be done. There are several circumstances where this parent could have been classified as British Otherwise Than By Descent, with the ability to pass British Citizenship to their children. We suggest you try our online Nationality Assessment.
When do you become a citizen of the UK?
This means that if the 5 year period was more than 12 months ago, you’ll be able to apply for citizenship as soon as you get your permanent residence document. If you and your family member are from the EU, EEA or Switzerland, you can apply for ‘settled status’ after you’ve lived in the UK for 5 years.
How can I find out if I am British citizen?
You instruct Philip Gamble and his team of specialists in London to review copies of your family documents and research your rights to British Citizenship. After searching for any possible way in which you can qualify, they will write a detailed Nationality Report, giving you a Yes/No answer. A fee of £350 applies. What should I do NOW?
Can a mother be British other than by descent?
In such situations, the relevant mother is considered as being British other than by descent and passes British citizenship to her children. You can apply for your British passport. An application for British nationality can be made if you were born before 1 January 1983 to a mother who was born in the UK.
What happens when a child is born in the UK?
The child will have an immediate claim to British nationality at birth because the British parent would be treated as settled. A further advantage of giving birth in the UK is that the child becomes British otherwise than by descent and can pass British nationality to their own children (i.e.
Can a child who is born outside the UK claim British nationality?
It is possible to claim British nationality where a person is born outside of the UK to a British parent who was also born outside of the UK. The rules are complex and often need further research. There are provisions in British nationality law for children under 18. It can be important to take action before a child turns 18.
Do you have to be British if your parent is British?
After they turn 18, several rights to British nationality fall away and can be lost forever. You can claim British nationality if your parent is classified as British otherwise than by descent, giving them the ability to pass British nationality to their children. To determine this, an analysis of how your parent became British must be done.