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Experience:  Immigration Consultant/Supervisor at Chatham Chambers solicitors
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A british citizen is adopting her niece from India, is there

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A british citizen is adopting her niece from India, is there a legal process required or does she have to notify anyone in particular? Will the adoption entitle her new daughter to British citizenship? The adoption has been done legally in India.
JA: What steps has she taken? Has she filed any papers in family court?
Customer: No, she doesn’t know what she needs to do.
JA: Has she talked to a lawyer about this yet?
Customer: No, do you advise that she does?
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no thanknyou.
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Immigration Warrior replied 6 days ago.

Hi

Further to your question, she will need to register the adoption in the UK before the child can apply for British Citizenship. Please read the guidance below which explains in detail what processes you will need to follow.

https://www.gov.uk/child-adoption/adopting-a-child-from-overseas

I hope this answers your question.

Kind Regards

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Thank you very much.
Expert:  Immigration Warrior replied 5 days ago.

Hi

I would be grateful if you could accept my answer and leave me a review.

Kind Regards