Registration as a British citizen: children of British parents

Guidance on applications for registration as a British citizen from children of British parents.


Children of British parents

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This guidance tells Home Office staff how to consider applications for registration as a British citizen from:

  • children born before 1 January 1983 to British mothers
  • children born before 1 July 2006 to a British father, who was not married to the child’s mother
Published 27 July 2017
Last updated 12 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Amendment to clarify that DNA evidence cannot be mandated and that no negative inference can be drawn if an applicant chooses not to supply such evidence.
  2. Updated guidance published.
  3. First published.