Will my child qualify for Brit

Will my child qualify for British citizenship?

One of the most frequently asked questions by South African clients is how their UK immigration status will affect the status of their children. BIC answers your question

Will my child qualify for Brit

Here are some simple guidelines on the matter, but it is always best to seek advice from your BIC consultant in order to get the best advice in your unique circumstances.

If the parent was born in South Africa and naturalised in the United Kingdom as a British citizen, the British citizenship will be passed to all children born after the date of Naturalisation with the exception of illegitimate children born to British fathers prior to 1 July 2006.

If the parent was born in South Africa, and also have British citizenship, obtained via his/her parents, there are three possible ways in which registration for the child can be done; The first is registration as of right where the parent lived in the UK for three years prior to the child’s birth.

The second is registration as of right where the parent and child lived in the UK for three years after
the birth of the child. The final route is discretionary, based on strong links to the UK. If you are British by descent, BIC will be able to advise if your child could be eligible for British citizenship.

For further information or for assistance with your application, please contact one of consultants who will be able to provide specific information in your unique case.

www.bic-immigration.com or info@bic-immigration.com