Where and when were you born?
Where and when were your children born please?Tom
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You are a Uk citizen by descent because your citizenship was obtained as a result of you being born outside the UK and receiving it from your mother.
This means that your children may be able to become UK citizens but not automatically. It means that you must apply to register them as UK citizens first and then they can apply for a passport after they have been registered as such.S3(2) of the British Nationality Act 1981 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1981/61) confirms that a child may be registered as a UK citizen if one of their parents was a UK citizen by descent (ie. you) and the father or mother of the parent (ie. your mother) was a UK citizen otherwise than by descent (which your mother will be if born in the UK before 1983) and if you have lived in the UK for three years before your children were born and that you did not leave the UK for 270 days or more within this three year period.
So, provided that between 1998-2002 you lived in the UK for three years without leaving for more than 270 days then you should be able to register them as UK citizen provided that you make the application now before they cease being minors.
You would have to prove the facts of the case and apply using form MN1:
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You would have to consult your records and work out a chronology as best as you can. Then you would probably have to execute a statutory declaration or affidavit confirming the time line and referring to any documentary evidence that you have been able to find which corroborates the time line and ultimately swear under law that you were not absent for 270 days from the UK.
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