Children born outside the UK: British citizenship
Information to explain if British citizens can pass on their citizenship to their child born outside the United Kingdom on or after 1 January 1983.
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This guidance explains whether British citizens can claim British citizenship for their child born outside the United Kingdom. It includes information about:
- children born in a British overseas territory
- children born outside the United Kingdom to British citizens otherwise than by descent
- children who are born outside the United Kingdom to British citizens by descent
- registering your child as a British citizen