Two questions:

1: I want to ask if it is possible for my sister to get a British passport? She was born in England but we moved before she was one year old. Our parents are not British so is it possible for her to get one??

2: I would also like to ask if it is possible to apply for a job in England if you live outside the country ??

  • When was your born? Were either of your parents permanent residents of the UK or citizens?
    – ouflak
    May 23 '15 at 16:06

The eligibility requirements for a British passport require you to be a British National. The most common type of British National is a British citizen. The online British citizen check will tell you if your sister is a citizen or not. If she is not a citizen, there are two main routes to become a British citizen. The first is by naturalization and takes over 5 years. The second is to "simply" register as a British citizen. Again based on the information provided, assuming your sister was born after 1983 she would have had to live in the UK until she was 10 years old.

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    "From the information you have provided, the British citizen check says your sister is not a citizen." From the information that's provided, it's impossible to tell, because if either of her parents were settled in the UK when she was born, then she is automatically a British citizen by birth, and whether her parents were settled was not provided.
    – user102008
    May 22 '15 at 18:58
  • @user102008 fair enough. I edited my answer to remove the claim about status and left it more general.
    – StrongBad
    May 23 '15 at 1:18
  • I don't believe there is a requirement for someone to live in the UK until ten if one of her parents was settled in Britain May 26 '15 at 19:57

There is a useful online service titled Check if you're a British citizen which you can use to determine your sister's eligibility. It asks a few simple questions and gives you an answer. The answer will depend on factors such as:

  • what date she was born
  • whether your parents were "legally settled" in the UK at the time
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    While you need to be a British citizen to get a passport, there are a few loopholes where you might not be a citizen automatically, but might be eligible to become one. For example if you are born and lived in the UK until 10 years old you can register to become a citizen.
    – StrongBad
    May 22 '15 at 5:20
  • That's a good point. I'm unfamiliar with all the possible avenues to obtain British citizenship, and it sounds like there are quite a few. May 22 '15 at 7:11
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    You do not even have to be a British citizen to get a British passport (although that is the most common way).
    – StrongBad
    May 22 '15 at 11:01

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