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Will a child of a a long-term UK resident EU national, born in the UK, be British?

We now have the concept of "normally resident" in the UK; a term whose full implications are not intuitive, but it means your permanent "home" is the UK and anywhere else you resided, you always ...
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What visa does a US-born baby need?

You were born in the UK. I assume you you are a British citizen, because you make no mention of your own visa. Because you were born in the UK, you are a British citizen "otherwise than by descent," ...
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How to make a British-citizen father take responsibility for child in Africa

In the absence of expanded details asked by @ouflak whether you were married to this individual and whether his name is on the child's birth certificate, you may have the option of requesting a child ...
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How to make a British-citizen father take responsibility for child in Africa

If you and the child's other parent cannot agree on maintenance, or if the other parent is recalcitrant, you can submit an application to the UK Child Maintenance Service. This is a publicly funded ...
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Can my child live with me in the UK?

All you need to do is get your child her British passport. Then you should be able to travel with her back to the United Kingdom, no problem. I've heard people say that you might need a letter from ...
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Indian father, Bangladeshi mother, baby to be born in Ireland

We need to consider each citizenship separately. Whether the child has Irish citizenship: No. For a child born on the island of Ireland after 2005 to have Irish citizenship at birth (assuming that ...
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Does a child born outside the EU qualify for an EU passport if the mother is from an EU country?

A child born to a Polish citizen outside of Poland is automatically a Polish citizen. Polish citizenship qualifies the child for a Polish passport. There is no specific EU passport. Each member ...
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Would my infant daughter born in UK need a TB screening test to return to UK?

Although your little one was born in the UK, she may not be considered a returning resident, was about 2 months old when she left and has been in Pakistan for the last 8 months. Pakistan is among ...
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Chicken-and-egg problem for enrolling kids in school in Spain

The chicken comes first, since you are taking your children with you. Apply for their visas, togeather with yours, for this purpose. Once an D-Visa has been issued, the school enrollment process can ...
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is it possible to go with the babies (Italian passport holders) but leave them in Brazil for a month or two?

Difficult question, with no simple answer. It is also a question that belongs in expatriates.stackexchange.com Assumptions: All participants parents, children, mother and sister are Italian ...
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Main Applicant’s children are aged out or not?

Yes, they are eligible for the visa. Congress recognized that many children were aging out due to large USCIS processing backlogs, so it enacted the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) to ...
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Child born to British, Polish & Singaporean parents in the UK

Your best strategy is to apply for British and Polish passports, and not register Singapore citizenship. For clarity, since it's not entirely clear from your question, the passports are irrelevant ...
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British Nationality for Thai adopted child

The general guidance for children born overseas, including adopted children, is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-how-adopted-children-can-become-british/intercountry-...
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Can I obtain citizenship through my great-grandfather?

As your father was born outside the UK, once he gets his citizenship he will be a UK citizen by descent. UK citizens by descent generally cannot pass on citizenship to their children who are born ...
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British citizenship of adopted son. I'm British by birth and live in America

It looks like it is possible that your son can gain British citizenship, but you will have to apply. From Intercountry adoption and British citizenship: an application will normally be approved if ...
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Exemption for children in the USA: should I get an ITIN or a SSN for them?

In general, except for rare cases, you can only get an SSN when you are authorized to work. People on J-2 (including both spouses and children of the J-1) have the option to apply for EADs (note that ...
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Passport for UK child born abroad

Thanks for all the comments here. The answer is that you have to apply from where the child physically is. The list of documents you have to send, according to the HMPO website and email service is ...
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moving to Germany to stay closer to my children

I tried to apply for a family reunion visa only to make an officer extremely puzzled over my situation. She needed to consult (at length!) with her colleagues and her supervisor to get back to me and ...
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Can I obtain citizenship through my great-grandfather?

No. There are considerable limits to just how far back the acquistion of UK citizenship by ancestry will reach. Edit: Your father qualifies to acquire UK citizenship through several possible ...
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How does a newborn baby get a UK visa?

Is it a straightforward process for my newborn baby to get dependant visa? Does this happen through the usual dependant application in my home country by applying at the UK Embassy? it is a ...
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Visa requirements for children born abroad

If you are a British citizen "otherwise than by descent", then any child of yours born abroad is automatically and involuntarily a British citizen at birth. As a British citizen, your son should apply ...
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Consideration of child education before moving to Australia

Australia offers universal education for children. This means that all children between the ages of 5-6 and 15-17 (depending on the state) are legally required to attend school. The government offers ...
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Foreign child in a German Kita (Kindertagesstätte / kindergarten)

I'm back to report on how things turned out for our children. We moved from the UK to Berlin at the end of June 2021 and our children started going to the (same) Kita in September 2021 without any ...
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Can mother student apply for child dependent without husband

TL:DR Your case appears complex. IMHO you should seek advice from an Immigration lawyer. Option 1: apply for child dependents only You don’t mention how many children you have or how old they are, ...
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Should I add my newborn (born to UK partner in UK) as a dependent on my visa application

You need to check if your information is correct, but if your partner and child’s father is a UK citizen, then your child is UK citizen. If the child was born in the UK, then he or she is British ...
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Do Japanese primary schools have JSL for kids?

As a rule, no, they do not, although there are a few select exceptions, mostly in foreigner-heavy areas. Beware that even if your children learn Japanese, you as parents will have an even tougher time,...
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What options exist to take care of minor children when out of boarding schools?

Since the family is making such a serious effort to provide the minor with a good education, I presume the minor will be going on to university. One approach is to wait until the minor has been ...
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Tier 4 dependent Visa

Yes, you can apply in the UK for the dependent visa for your child. https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa/family-members
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Tourist visa for baby born in the UK? (TIER2 parents)

No. The child is in no way a 'visitor' and the officer will not go along with that kind of scheme. It's very likely your child's visa will come through at the 8 week mark (if that is indeed the ...
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Missing Social Security Number for newborn child. Can I still receive Child Tax credit?

The Child Tax Credit requires that the child have a SSN issued before the tax return is due (including extensions). This means: If the child gets a SSN before April 15, you can file the tax return ...
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