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Hi, I'm a mother of a British Citizen. His father and I are

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Hi, I'm a mother of a British Citizen. His father and I are not married. The child and I have been living in Nigeria, but we are both here on holidays, if I want to live in the UK with him, what are my rights? I'm the sole carer for the child.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How old is the child?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

The child is 20 months old

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

20 months

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
What visa are you on at the moment?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I'm on a visit visa

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
What contact has the father been having with the child prior to this visit
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

None whatsoever

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Still waiting for my answer

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
What contact has the father had since your arrival in the UK?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

None

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
I am afraid that the fact that your child is entitled to a British passport gives you no rights to reside here at all
If you wish to live here with the child you would need to have the funds to set up a business of your own here
Please ask if you need further details
Clare
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
I am sorry that you feel that my service was poor meaning that I get no credit for my time and which is not necessary for and does not trigger a refund.
The fact that your child holds a British passport is simply not relevant.
He has dual nationality and is equally entitled to live in Nigeria.
The only basis on which you could use your son to entitle to to remain in the Uk would be if his father had an Order that the child lives with him part of the time and you need to stay to preserve the child's right to a Family Life
Clare
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