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Naturalisation: British Passport by Automatic Acquisition

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Naturalisation process, There are many people who are automatically acquire British citizenship by law without having to make any form of application. If applicant has British citizenship by Automatic Acquisition, then they will have the right to enter and reside in the United Kingdom free of immigration restrictions. Applicants must show that they are British citizens by operation of law in order to qualify for British Citizenship by Automatic Acquisition.

Main eligibility requirements for British Citizenship by Automatic Acquisition

There are most common ways to automatically acquire British citizenship by law:

  • To have been born in the UK on or after 1 January 1983 and at the time of their birth either your mother or your father was a British citizen or settled in the UK;
  • To have been born outside the UK on or after 1 January 1983 and at the time of your birth either your mother or your father was a British citizen otherwise than by descent; or
  • To have been born before 1 January 1983 and immediately before that date to have been a Citizen of the UK and Colonies with a right of abode in the United Kingdom.

Applicant may have a claim to British citizenship by Automatic Acquisition even if one or more of their siblings has not.

Applicant must show that they were:

  • Born in the UK on or after 1 January 1983 and their mother or father was settled in the UK at the time of their birth; or
  • Adopted in the UK as a child on or after 1 January 1983 and one of their adopters was a British citizen at the time of their adoption; or
  • Found abandoned as a new-born infant in the UK on or after 1 January 1983; or
  • Born in the UK on or after 13 January 2010 and their mother or father was a member of the armed forces; or
  • Born outside the UK on or after 1 January 1983 and their mother or father was a British citizen otherwise than by descent at the time of their birth; or
  • Born outside the UK on or after 1 January 1983 and at the time of their birth their mother or father was a British citizen serving outside the UK in a qualifying service having been recruited for that service in the UK; or
  • Adopted outside the UK as a child under a Convention adoption on or after 1 January 1983 and one of their adopters was a British citizen at the time of their adoption and the adopters were habitually resident in the UK at the time of their adoption; or
  • Born in the UK before 1 January 1983; or
  • Adopted in the UK before 1 January 1983; or
  • Naturalised as a Citizen of the UK and Colonies in the UK before 1 January 1983; or
  • Registered as a Citizen of the UK and Colonies in the UK before 1 January 1983; or
  • A Citizen of the UK and Colonies immediately before 1 January 1983 and were born to or adopted by a parent who at the time of their birth or adoption was a Citizen of the UK and Colonies by birth, adoption, naturalisation or registration in the UK; or
  • A Citizen of the UK and Colonies immediately before 1 January 1983 and at any time before then had been settled in the UK and at that time had been ordinarily resident in the UK for five years while a Citizen of the UK and Colonies; or
  • A Commonwealth citizen immediately before 1 January 1983 and at the time of their birth or adoption your mother or father (or adoptive parent) was a Citizen of the UK and Colonies by birth in the UK.

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