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My grandson was born in Spain on 8th April 2006. My son, his

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My grandson was born in Spain on 8th April 2006. My son, his father, is a British citizen by birth. The boy's mother, my son's partner, is Spanish. She is not married to my son. They all live together in Spain. We would like my grandson to have a British passport. For this he needs to register as a British citizen but wants to retain his Spanish nationality. How does he do this. What is the appropriate application form? Is it UKF or MN1 or some other?
HIThank you for your questionMy name is ***** ***** do my best to help you but I need some further information first.Was your son born in the UK?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No, he was born in Spain

I meant your son not your grandson
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Sorry. Yes he was born in UK.

Thank you - I was just checkingIn that case the form that is needed is the UKFThe Guidance notes are here hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you. UKF does not seem designed for a nine year old to complete, but we'll do our best. What about the biometric information if he is living in Spain? Does he really have to attend a citizenship ceremony within three months at risk of having to reapply for registration? Section 2 of the form does not seem appropriate for a nine year old. This part of the MN1 application only requires completion by a child of 10 or over.

No it is a cumbersome form - and much of it not relevant for a child but nonetheless it is the required formThe Ceremony will not be an issue
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you but what do we do about the biometric information? Will they proceed without that?

The form allows for the necessary details to be entered and once the passport is issued your son will have a time scale when he can collect his son's Biometric form
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you. I now see that the biometric details can be provided at the British Consulate in Mallorca rather than at a Post Office in the UK

I have also just seen that - I hope all goes well
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