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Good afternoon, unfortunately as he is British by descent this will not automatically pass onto children. He cannot change his status now.
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He would need to apply for dependent child visa. I will call to discuss.
I will send a link with application for dependent child visa.
You would make an outside the U.K. dependent visa.
You were born outside the UK
Whether you can apply depends on your age and how your parent applied.
If you’re under 18
not be married, in a civil partnership or living an independent life
be financially supported without claiming public funds
One of your parents must also be applying or have applied for a visa or to extend their permission to stay as a:
partner - and the partner they’re joining is your other parent
parent - and they have sole parental responsibility for you
Otherwise, you might still be eligible to apply if there are serious reasons to let you come to, or stay in the UK and there are plans for your care.
It does apply to a 9 month old baby a dependent child is under 18 years. His parents have citizenship so thats fine.
As a British citizen it’s a mandatory requirement to meet the financial requirement of £18,600 to bring your child.
He would need a visa to be able to travel outside the U.K.
As discussed he is British by descent so this does not pass down to the child.
A child born in U.K. does not automatically become British .
British citizenship by descent is not automatically passed onto the child.
If the other parent is not British by descent the child would then qualify directly for British citizenship.
You were born on or after 1 July 2006
You’re automatically a British citizen if you were born outside the UK and all of the following apply:
you were born on or after 1 July 2006
your mother or father was a British citizen when you were born
your British parent could pass on their citizenship to you
Your British parent could pass on their citizenship to you if they were one of the following:
born or adopted in the UK
given citizenship after applying for it in their own right (not based on having a British parent)
working as a Crown servant when you were born (for example in the diplomatic service, overseas civil service or armed forces)
I have sent you reference to the above whereby you mentioned about if a parent is descent and the child not automatically not being able to apply British citizenship. If one person is British this refers to for example they received British citizenship in their own right. Under section 3(5) both child and parent must be resident in U.K. to naturalise as British citizenship. I will send you the guidance on this. Refer to page 12.
The child would not automatically become British would need to naturalise as a British citizen.
The child will be British if one parent is British not by descent please note. It was a pleasure assisting you today. Take care
The guidance is vague therefore the home office does not always state things in more detail.