Children born outside the UK

You may be able to apply for your child (under 18 years of age) to be registered as a British citizen, for example if you’re a British citizen but your child was born or adopted outside the UK.

The application must be received when your child is under 18.

There’s a different way to apply if your child:

How to apply

Fill in:

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 form MN1 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.