Will you have applied for PR by the time your child is born please?
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A child born in the United Kingdom to an EEA national after 30 April 2006 will be a British citizen if their parent had been in the United Kingdom exercising EC Treaty rights in accordance with the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 for more than 5 years.
So, if you have worked in the UK for 5 years and are able to prove this with documentary evidence of your working here across the whole 5 years then your child would automatically be a UK citizen and you can apply for their passport.
If you are not able to gather together comprehensive supporting evidence showing you working across the 5 years then if your child is born and you then subsequently have your PR confirmed then you will have to apply to register the child as a UK citizen because they will not get their citizenship automatically. This means that you would have to apply using form MN1 once you have PR. Your child will receive a certificate of citizenship and then you can use this to apply for their passport.
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Your employment contracts, P60's, tax returns, bank statements, any correspondeonce from your employers will be needed to make the application.
If you have your PR confirmed before birth then you do not need to do anything other than apply for the child's passport.
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You prove 5 years exercising treaty rights with documentary evidence (P60 etc), you have to submit these documents in order to prove your PR eligiblity when you make your PR application. Please remember to leave feedbackTom
Yes, basically, you need to have PR confirmed in order to apply for your child's citizenship.
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