Registration of Uk Citizenship for people born to UK Citizens by descent

This category applies to children who:

-were born outside the United Kingdom

-were born to parents who are British citizens by descent

To qualify under this section, the parent who is British by descent must have been born to a parent who was a British citizen otherwise than by descent

The British citizen by descent parent must have lived in the UK for a continuous period of 3 years at any time before the child’s birth. During that period they should not have absences exceeding 270 days. The application must be made whilst the child is under 18 years of age.

It is important to note that a child registered under this section will be a British citizen by descent and unable to pass British citizenship automatically by descent to any of their children born abroad.

You need identify only one parent with British citizenship by descent on which to base an application

You will be required to provide the dates absent from the UK by Filling in a table on the application form showing the periods the parent was away from the United Kingdom during the 3 year residence period ignoring the day they left and the day they arrived back in the United Kingdom/territory.

To be of good character a person should show respect for the rights and freedoms of the United Kingdom, observe its laws and fulfil their rights and duties as a resident of the United Kingdom. Checks will be made on children aged 10 years and over to ensure that this requirement is met.

Should you require further information or would like to proceed with a registration of UK Citizenship.

Please contact Immigration assist at