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I was born and brought up in UK for over 20 years. My husband

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I was born and brought up in UK for over 20 years. My husband is Uruguayan and my son was born in Uruguay. He was born on 02/08/2013. If I bring him to UK using his Uruguayan passport can I apply for a British passport for him while he is visiting grandparents .
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 3 years ago.
Hi,
Thanks for your question.
What is your date of birth?
Are you a UK citizen?
Where and when (approximately) were your parents born?
Kind regards,
Tom
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Dob 14/11/1979. I am a british citizen born in Edinburgh Scotland UK.My mother was born in Edinburgh on 5/7/1948 and my father in Ruislip Middlesex on 12/8/1946.
Expert:  Thomas replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question and patience, I’m Tom and I’ll try to help you.
You are a UK citizen otherwise than by descent due to the fact that you were born in the UK before 1983. This means that you can automatically pass on your citizenship to your child if they were born outside the UK under s of the British Nationality Act.
This means that your son can apply for a UK passport, or rather you can on his behalf.
You can attempt to do this whilst you are in the UK on a visit, there is nothing legally preventing you from doing so but I would caution that applying for a child’s passport for the first time is one of the more complicated applications and particularly if he is born outside the UK. The practical difficulty will come if the application is not decided quickly enough in order to return the original documents that you submit and his passport to you.
Frankly, unless you are coming to the UK for 5-6 months then I would play it safe, have the holiday in the UK and then apply for a passport from Uruguay once you have returned there.
My goal is to provide you with a good service. If you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up issues specifically relating to your question.
Kind regards,
Tom
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