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Good morning, I have one question, my Father has British Passport

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Good morning, I have one question, my Father has British Passport and he is currently in India, can my children apply for the British citizenship?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
Thanks for your question.
What nationality are you please?
Where and when was your father born and how did he obtain UK citizenship?
Kind regards,
Tom
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I am Indian national and my kids are Pakistani national since my wife in Pakistani national too. My father was born in India but he studied there in London and obtain his British passport.

Expert:  Thomas replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
Thanks for your patience, for some reason I did not get a notification that you had replied.
Do you mean that your father naturalised in order to become a UK citizen? If so, please state when he did this.
Where are when were you born please?
Were your children born in Pakistan?
Kind regards,
Tom
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

My father naturalised in 1963.

I am Indian citizen and born in India.

My children are born in Pakistan.

Thanks and regards,

Expert:  Thomas replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thanks for your patience.
I will be able to answer at 9 a.m.
Kind regards
Tom
Expert:  Thomas replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
Sorry, one final question.
When were you born please?
When were your children born?
Kind regards,
Tom
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I am born on 4th June 1957.

My first daughter born on 23rd March 2005, second on 18th June 2007 and 3rd and last one on 16th February 2010.

Thanks and regards,

Expert:  Thomas replied 2 years ago.
Hi
I am away this weekend and will only be able to answer tomorrow morning. I hope this is okay.
Tom
Expert:  Thomas replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question and patience, I’m Tom and I’ll try to help you.
I presume that your mother was not born in the UK. I also presume that the mother of the children does not have any UK heritage.
I’m afraid that the only way that your children would be eligible for UK citizenship would be if you had citizenship yourself and they were entitled to it as your children.
Unfortunately, I cannot see that you are eligible for UK citizenship. This is because you were born outside of the UK before your father naturalised as a UK citizen. This means that if you are not already a Uk citizen then you cannot apply now as an adult for a UK passport.
Because of this, this means that there is no possibility that the children are entitled to a UK passport at the present time.
I am really sorry.
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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