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    British national or british citizen?

    I am British and my husband is Chinese. My kids were born in HK and have HK passports but I want to get them a British one too. The problem is, I dont know which form to fill out. One form is for british citizen, one is for british national. what is the difference?

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    they are british citizens based on descent (through your citizenship).... HOWEVER, if you are a uk citizen through descent yourself, then your kids are not considered citizens.

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    so what is a british national?

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    British National is a much broader term that includes many other groups of people.
    A good explanation can be found here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_national

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    thanks, that makes things clearer!
    Cara - do your kids have british and hk passports? did you declare the hk one when applying for a british?

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    no, i have a uk passport through descent, my father was born there. so, unless my kids were born in the UK, they get nothing.

    my kids have a canadian passport and are eligible for a HKSAR one.

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    I was boren in HK but become British citizenship by naturalisation in the 90s. Can my baby apple for on British citizenship descent?

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