I am a UK citizen born in South Africa to British parents. My father was born in the UK as were both his parents. I lived in the UK for about 7 years, after which I returned to South Africa. My minor child was born in South Africa after I returned. Does my child qualify for British citizenship?
Since you are British by decent, the only way a parent can pass on this citizenship is if they meet the following three requirements as per Section 3(2) of the British Nationality Act of 1981.
To qualify under this section:
The parent who is British by descent must have been born to:
If you meet all three of the above requirements, we can register your minor child as a British citizen and apply for them for a British passport.
Please feel free to contact our offices for advice in your unique circumstances.