Baby’s Citizenship

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Dev
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Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:24 am 
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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.
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Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:43 am 
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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.
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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:07 pm 
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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.
Good luck
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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:33 pm 
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The baby will automatically get british citizenship. All children born in the uk get automatic british citizenship, regardless of where the parents are from or whether or not they have british citizenship.
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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:59 am 
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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.
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