Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:24 am
Post subject: Baby’s Citizenship
I am pregnant with my first child, and I have a question to anyone who may know anything about immigration rules.
Though my husband is British, I am not from the EU. I am currently on a spousal visa, and around the time the baby is due, I will be getting my Indefinite Leave to Remain.
Does anyone know if I need to register the new baby with the Home Office, or will the new arrival automatically be a British Citizen?
Thanks for your help.
Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:43 am
hmmm not sure of the law on this one - I'd suggest you pop down to your local citizen's advice bureau for some help.
My guess would be that since your child will be born in the UK to a British father, he/she will at least have the option of dual citizenship and a British passport - but not sure. Definitely worth checking so you know how to go about registering the birth etc.
Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:07 pm
Post subject: definite
Since your having your baby in Britain to a British Dad, it will definitely get British citizenship. You will have to register your baby once it's born. I would also think whether it's born overseas you baby can still get a British passport through the father I'm sure.
Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:59 am
Yes, your baby will be a British Citizen but where are you from? I am from America and you need to register them as a US citizen as well...if you plan on traveling there at all. It is against the law for me as a US Citizen to travel to the states with a child that we did not register and get a us passport for. So our son is has dual citizenship.
I hope that makes sense. Just check with your embassey as well.