Register as a British citizen

5. Born in the UK after 1983

You’re automatically a British citizen if you were born in the UK after 1 January 1983 and 1 of your parents was a British citizen or settled here at that time. You don’t need to register.

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, while the UK remains in the EU.

Your parent has become a British citizen or settled since your birth

You can register to become a British citizen if you fulfil all of the criteria:

  • you were born in the UK on or after 1 January 1983
  • you’re under 18 when you apply
  • one of your parents has become a British citizen or settled in the UK since you were born

Apply using form MN1. Read the guidance before you apply.

You lived in the UK until you were 10

You can register to become a British citizen if you were born in the UK on or after 1 January 1983 and neither of your parents was a British citizen or settled at that time.

You must:

  • be 10 or older
  • and have lived in the UK until you were 10 or older

You must also normally have spent no more than 90 days outside the UK in each of the first 10 years of your life.

If you spent more time than this outside the UK but there are special reasons for this, you’ll need to explain them on the form.

Apply using form T. Read the guidance before you apply.