British Passports for Children of EU Nationals

EU nationals can apply for British Passports for their Children, if they qualify under one of the following categories:

Child's date of birth should be between 2 October 2000 to 29 April 2006

Should be able to show evidence that on the date of their birth:

 - at least one of their parents held Indefinite Leave to Remain/Enter in the UK or Permanent Residence (approval letter or stamp on the Passport, including NTL - No Time Limit Stamp) or a Document Certifying Permanent Residence or a Permanent Residence Document

If the above evidence is not available, then the Children can be registered as British Citizens

Child's date of birth should be on or after 30 April 2006

Should be able to show evidence that on the date of their birth:

 - at least one of their parents had completed at least 5 years of exercising treaty rights in the UK either as a worker or self-employed person with Comprehensive Sickness Insurance or self-sufficient person with Comprehensive Sickness Insurance or student with Comprehensive Sickness Insurance

 - and Worker Registration Scheme (WRS) Certificate/Card of the parent, if the parent is an A8 national (Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania)


The children in category C are not British at Birth, they will have to apply for Registration as a British Citizen, after one of their arent acquires Permanent residence or after one of their Parent is granted Indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

Children who are born outside the UK can be registered as British at the Discretion of the Home Office. Usually, if the child is under 18 years of age and he/she has other sibling/s who is either British at Birth or is Registered as British and lives in the same household and both parents have also become British or are applying at the same time to become British, then most likely the child born outside the UK will also be registered as British.

Irish Citizen's children born in the UK would be British at Birth, if on the day of the birth of the Child, the Irish Citizen parent was ordinarily resident in the UK, please refer to nationality policy for assessing ordinary residence 

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