Born in the UK after 1983

You’re automatically a British citizen if you were born in the UK after 1 January 1983 and one 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

How to apply

Fill in:

Application Cost
Each child £973
If child turns 18 during application process £80 each child (for citizenship ceremony)

Send the application form and payslip to the correct address for the country you’re in.

In most cases you won’t get a refund if your application is refused. Read the guidance to application form MN1 before applying.

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.

How to apply

Fill in:

Application Cost
Each adult £1,163
Each child £973
If child turns 18 during application process £80 each child (for citizenship ceremony)

Send the application form and payslip to the correct address for the country you’re in.

In most cases you won’t get a refund if your application is refused. Read the guidance to application form T before applying.

After you apply

You’ll also need to provide biometric information (fingerprints and a photo). You’ll be sent a letter explaining how. It costs £19.20.