Passportia - British Citizenship Specialists

We help people to acquire or prove British Citizenship and get a British Passport, often through an ancestral or residential link with the UK or British colonial territory. You may be eligible if you were:

  • born, adopted or naturalised in the UK or a British territory,
  • a child of a British citizen or person described above,
  • a person with British or Irish ancestry,
  • a person with a family link to a former British colony or protectorate,
  • a woman who married a UK citizen before 1983, or
  • a person resident in the UK or British overseas territory, or serving its government or military services (see naturalisation).

It is extremely important for children's rights to be registered promptly. British citizenship also means that the child and young adult obtains all the advantages of citizenship, including the right to remain in Britain, freedom from immigration control, access to student loans, employment, health services and other social benefits. At worst, a child or young adult who is not registered is at risk of being removed, often to a country s/he has barely lived in and knows nothing about. Research confirmed that many children born in the UK or living here from an early age do not have British citizenship or any leave (permission) to remain in the UK. However, many are entitled to British citizenship, and others, while not entitled, may be granted citizenship at the discretion of the Home Office.

Some of these children neither know they do not have permission to be in the UK nor that they may apply for citizenship.

We can assess your child's eligibility for UK citizenship...

There are several provisions in the British Nationality Act 1981 under which a child has the entitlement to register as a British citizen if they were born outside the UK. Consideration should first be given to whether a child is British otherwise than by descent, i.e. is not automatically entitled to British citizenship through having a British parent who was born in the UK or naturalised as a British citizen before the child was born. Consideration should be given as to whether it is possible to register the child for British citizenship through the alternative routes outlined below.

In certain circumstances, your child may already be British.

Section 3(5) of the British Nationality Act 1981

Children are entitled to registration under section 3(5) of the British Nationality Act 1981 if: 

  • They were born outside the UK •
  • At the time of the birth, they had a parent who was a British citizen by descent •
  • They are under the age of 18 when the application is made

Section 3(2) of the British Nationality Act 1981

Children are entitled to registration under section 3(2) of the British Nationality Act 1981 if: 

  • Based on the historical residence of the British parent 
  • The child was born outside the UK 
  • The child is of good character if over the age of 10 
  • Either parent was a British citizen by descent at the time of the child’s birth 
  • The mother or father of the parent in question became or but for their death would have become, a British citizen otherwise than by descent

If you, as a parent, registered as a British Citizen under UKM or UKF but lived in the UK before your child was born, you may be able to register your child as British.

Registration under section 1(3) of the British Nationality Act 1981

Children are entitled to registration under section 1(3) of the British Nationality Act 1981 if:

  • They were born in the UK
  • They were not British citizens at birth because at the time neither parent was a British citizen nor settled
  • While they are minors either of the parents has since become a British citizen or settled in the UK
  • They are under the age of 18 on the date the application is received
  • They are of good character if over the age of 10

Section 1(3A) of the British Nationality Act 1981

Children are entitled to registration under section 1(3A) of the British Nationality Act 1981 if: 

  • They were born in the UK on or after 13 January 2010 
  • They were not a British citizen at birth, as at the time neither parent was: 
    • A British citizen or settled in the UK 
    • Serving in the UK armed forces 
  • While they are under the age of 18 either parent becomes a member of the UK armed forces
  • They are under the age of 18 on the date of application 
  • They are of good character if over the age of 10

Section 1(4) of the British Nationality Act 1981

Children and adults are entitled to registration under section 1(4) of the British Nationality Act 1981 if:

  • They were born in the UK
  • They were not a British citizen at birth as at the time of birth neither parent was a British citizen nor settled in the UK
  • They are aged 10 years or over on the date of the application
  • They have lived in the UK for the first 10 years of their life
  • They have not been outside of the UK for more than 90 days in each of the first 10 years of their life
  • The Secretary of State is satisfied they are of good character

  

How Passportia Works

Our most popular service is a comprehensive evaluation and report, prepared with the help of AI. Here, we ask you as our client, to provide details of your ancestry and residence for us to determine your eligibility. The report is usually ready within 10 working days.

We will email the report to you, plus a proposal and quotation should the evaluation yield a positive outcome. Our aim is to make the application as simple as possible for you. You would be working closely with our dedicated British caseworkers to ensure the success of the application. 

As part of our representation, you will be issued with a personalised document checklist, and we will guide you through your application process. Following the decision by the relevant government department, you would receive your citizenship certificate and/or passport.

Our services are of an excellent standard and we have a very high satisfaction rating from past customers (see our Google reviews). Our work is normally done to a fixed price quotation. 

To find out if you qualify for British nationality complete the form below!

PASSPORTIA IS

  • A citizenship law specialist
  • Successful with complex claims
  • Supporting multiple countries
  • Fast, flexible and precise

I’m extremely happy and very grateful to you and your hard work, for all your care and attention with my case. I truly do appreciate everything you have done for me and my family.

M.D. - London, UK