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My daughter has just had her British citizenship refused. She

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My daughter has just had her British citizenship refused. She has a South African passport and has been on an ancestral visa but that has expired so she is required to leave Britain immediately. She owns a house,has been there for 10 years, has a job. As a member of the commonwealth does she have right of abode. She was born in Zimbabwe in 1987 and then went on a SA passport through her dad. Her dad has just passed away. I am the sole parent and am a British citizen because my parents were Scottish.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  frantzgregory replied 3 years ago.
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Could you give a bit more information on why the Home Office refused her application?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
They said that she did not have enough points. She works at a Chiropractors Clinic as a Sports Massage/Physio/re- habilitation coach sand receives different wages depending on her clients but her finances are sufficient to live well.
Expert:  frantzgregory replied 3 years ago.
If your daughter was applying for permanent residency and she is in the UK on an ancestry visa, the requirements are:
1. She has been living and working in the UK for 5 years
2. She has spent no more than 180 days outside the UK in any 12 months of the last 5 years.
3. She has passed the life in the UK test and knowledge of English.
So it is a bit bizarre that the reason given was because of lack of enough points. Can you clarify from your daughter exactly what her visa situation is so that I can assist her properly.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I live in Thailand at the moment so the time difference is awkward. She seems to have completed those steps. I can only think it is because she holds a SA passport and I think there are some new rules and also I know she kept phoning them because she wanted her passport desperately so she could come to her dad's funeral. Maybe she bothered them too much but I would have thought they would be professional enough to do the right thing. Thanks Anne
Expert:  frantzgregory replied 3 years ago.
I understand.