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Can I claim British citizenship through my grandmother?

Can I claim British citizenship through my grandmother?

By acquiring British citizenship by descent, you can become a UK national even if you were born abroad. You can get your citizenship status on the basis of a parent’s or, in some cases, grandparent’s British nationality.

Can you get a British passport if your grandparents were born there?

Born before 1 January 1983 Those born outside of the UK between 1 January 1949 and 31 December 1982 and who have a UK-born grandparent may be able to claim British citizenship in certain circumstances. This is a complex area of British nationality and every case must be assessed on an individual basis.

What is British citizen by descent?

British citizenship by descent is when a person born abroad is able to acquire citizenship through the immigration status of one or both parents.

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How do I claim British Citizenship by descent?

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. 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.

Can I file for my grandmother?

You cannot petition for a grandmother. A US citizen can only petition for his/her parents, children, spouse or siblings.

Can I bring my grandchild to the UK?

The UK Child Visa, is a type of visa that allows citizens or residents of the United Kingdom with no immigration restrictions to bring their non-EU child in the UK. Therefore, the main criterion for a child to be eligible for this type of visa, is to have one of their parents already residing in the UK.

Who is a British citizen by descent?

A person will automatically acquire British citizenship by descent if they were born outside the UK on or after 1st January 1983 and one or both of the parents is a British citizen other than by descent. British citizen by descent applies when an individual is born outside the UK and one or both parents are British.

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