Children under 18 can usually be registered as British where they were born in the UK and one of their parents becomes either settled or British. There are several other ways children can register as British and the Home Office have a significant level of discretion to allow this when it is clear a child’s best interests and future will be in the UK.
If you have settled status in the UK (Indefinite Leave to Remain or Permanent Residence), you can consider applying to become a British national. You will need to demonstrate:
● That you have been in the UK lawfully for the past five years or three if married to a British national.
● That your absences from the UK are not too high.
● You are a person of good character and do not have any serious criminal offences or civil penalties.
● You speak a sufficient level of English and have passed the Life in the UK test.
If you are successful, you will also need to attend a ceremony at your local council, where you will be presented with a naturalisation certificate. You can then apply for your first British passport!
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