I was born in 1982 in Libya. At the time, my father, a Libyan, was living in the UK on a normal visa. He eventually acquired British citizenship in 1986. I am Libyan.

Can I get British citizenship as well?

  • 1
    Where were you born and what is your citizenship? Is it the same as your father's before he became a British citizen? I think it's unlikely because he was not a British citizen when you were born. – mkennedy Dec 20 '16 at 18:08
  • Hello Dorothy i was born in Libya and my citizenship is Libyan .. yes it's same – Otman Gajoum Dec 20 '16 at 20:01
  • 2
    You were born before 1983, so the citizenship checker might not be too useful: gov.uk/check-british-citizen but you are most likely not a British citizen, and the only way you can get it is through living legally in the UK and then getting ILR and naturalise afterwards – SztupY Dec 21 '16 at 11:21

As you were born prior to your father obtaining British citizenship, you are probably not a British citizen. You would have to emigrate to the UK and qualify for naturalisation, It takes time and you should review the immigration options in advance of applying for a visa.

  • Is there no path to citizenship for the minor child of someone who naturalizes in the UK? – phoog Aug 3 '17 at 0:31

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.