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Hello, Both my husband and I are Greek Cypriots. We came to the UK in 2008 and had our 3rd child in 2010. I was a medical student at the time. I have been working as a doctor since 2012. I'm trying to get a passport for my 5 year old but my application keeps getting turned back for small reasons - now they want proof that I have lived and worked in the UK for 5 years prior to his birth, something that did not happen. Are they right to ask me this? According to gov.uk, my child is a British citizen, why are they giving me such a hard time? Thank you in advance.
PS. Now they claim section 1(1)(b) BNA 81 to back up their request for proof of employment / residency for 5 years before his birth.
I, in fact, registered as a permanent citizen a couple of weeks before he was born.
I went to the post office and got the certificate of permanent residence, and I have provided it to them.
Doesn't that make any difference?
I did not get an answer I could not find online. I also asked a follow up question that did not get answered.
Hello again and thanks for your response,
I am an EU and Commonwealth member. I voted on the parliamentary elections in 2010 and 2015. I have indefinite leave to remain without having to have proof. I still went to the Home Office and got a certificate of permanent residency (other people have to pay £300, I got it for free)
Under EEA regulations, you can become a citizen after 5 years, not just a permanent resident.
What if I got British citizenship? Would I still need to register him as well or would he just go on my passport and then get his?