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British Passport Eligibility

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    sky123 is offline Registered User
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    My sister-in-law was not born in the UK (she went over there when she was about 13) and her husband is from Hong Kong but their child has a British passport.

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    Best thing to do is ask the British Consulate.

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    My husband was born in HK but lived in the UK for over 20 years, he has a British passport issued in the UK. My DD has a British passport.

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    I have a british passport as I was born in the UK. When I called the British consulate about getting a passport for my baby, this was their answer:
    My baby will get a british passport even if she was born in HK, however, her children will NOT get a british passport unless she gives birth in the UK.

    So I guess the first generation will be entitled a british passport but the second will not unless born in UK.

    Hope this helps

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    Thanks everyone for your advice... I didn't think there was a chance before hence I didn't take much notice... Now I think maybe I should try calling them... THANKS!!

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    Bubbly, you're absolutely right. You are either British by birth or British by decent.

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    it depends...

    not all british citizens are eligible for a british passport if they are not born in britain.

    I have a british passport and am a full british citizen. this is because my father was born in the uk. however, because i claimed british citizenship through decent, my children, unless born in the UK are NOT eligible for British citizenship.

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    I am British, both my parents are British but because I was born overseas, outside of the UK, I am considered to be British by descent.

    My husband is not British and my son was born in HK which means he is not entitled to a British passport.

    The only way he can get a British passport is by living in the UK for more than 3 (?) years (may be 5 yrs I can't remember) before his 18th birthday.

    If we wish to go to live in the UK I must apply for a settlement visa for my husband and son.

    This is what the British consulate told me.

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