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FAQs: British citizenship for children

Freedom of movement is integral to Lush as a business, allowing us to put the right people in the right positions regardless of nationality and forge equal relationships with suppliers in remote areas of the world.​

  1. My child was born in the UK. Are they automatically British?

Just the fact a child is born in the UK does not make them automatically British.

If your child was born after you acquired British citizenship or settled status then yes, your child is British and you can apply straight away for your child’s first British passport.

If your child is born in the UK and you do not have settled status at the time of birth, you can register your child as a British citizen as soon as at least one of the parents becomes settled in the UK or when the child reaches the ages of 10, whichever happens sooner. Please click here for more information.

  1. How can I register my child as a British Citizen?

For children born in the UK, you need to apply to the Home Office using form MN1 (register a child once at least one parent becomes settled) or form T (when applicant spends 10 years of his life in the UK).

Find out more with the British Citizenship for children flowchart.

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