Registration of Uk Citizenship for people born to UK Citizens by descent known as MN1 applications

This category applies to children who:

-were born outside the United Kingdom

-were born to parents who are British citizens 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 from the UK exceeding 270 days. The application must be made whilst the child is under 18 years of age.

Further, 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.

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 need your Children’s vault birth certificates

Your vault or full birth certificate

Your Parents full birth and marriage certificates

Copy of your UK Passport

Evidence that you lived in the UK for more than 3 years.

You will need 2 referees for the process as well.

Referee one

Must hold a British passport and be over the age of 25 years old.

Referee two

Must be a professional person, who can hold a UK or SA Passport

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

Please contact Immigration assist at