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What is the status of children of a person who is British by descent?

They're correct. British citizens by descent cannot automatically pass British citizenship to a child born abroad. There are limited circumstances in which such a child can be registered as a British ...
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As a UK citizen, can I just turn up in Germany with my Colombian wife, get a job, then get residency for us both?

Now that Colombian citizens are exempted from the short-stay visa requirement for the Schengen area, the closest to the truth is scenario 1, with a few nuances. Your wife will then be able to use her ...
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I am a freelance web developer with all clients in UK but looking to move with family to Germany

I'm not an expert, but will try to answer you some questions here. As soon as you register your residence in Germany (which you are legally required to do) you becomes liable to German taxation. That ...
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Born in Ghana, West Africa to British parents - can my kids get British passports

What they say seems correct. You are a "British citizen by descent", because you were automatically a British citizen at birth due to being born outside the UK to a parent who was a British citizen ...
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How do I apply for British Citizenship for my adopted child?

It has been quite some time since I found the answer to this out - it took HOURS of almost randomly clicking on links on the Home Office website - but I finally found this page here: Guidance on how ...
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UK citizen: how do I return to the UK with Kenyan husband and daughter?

Whether you or your daughter or your husband can settle in the UK is a complicated question. The answer(s) depend(s) on the interaction of each of your individual citizenships, and the UK's visa ...
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When did my British Citizenship expire?

British citizenship does not expire. If you did not apply to renounce your British citizenship (and was approved), you are still a British citizen. You cannot "apply for" British citizenship ...
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How to track a US K-1 visa application once USCIS has approved the I-129F?

I've found the answer myself, so I'll share it with everyone so they can find it too. When can I start tracking what happens after my NOA2 from the USCIS? If you've been following the I-129F petition ...
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Is it legal for dual citizens to have two completely different official names in the two countries where they are citizens?

From the Deed Poll site: If you cannot get your [non-British] passport changed to your new name, you may find your Deed Poll will not be accepted by all UK government departments, companies and ...
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Moving from London To California, what are my options?

I am not an expert, but here are a couple of thoughts based on yoru question and the comments to it: 1) You talk about your partner. You better get married, if you are just living together, you ...
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Proving my identity while my passport is being renewed

Since you mention "working hours", have it delivered at work, ie with you and your company's name on it, allowing the receptionist to accept it. UKPA may ask you for a letter from senior officers of ...
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Changing nationality

The UK government doesn't have a say about where you choose to live. If you can find another country which will grant you residency or even citizenship, you can choose to live there instead and there'...
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Think I have overstayed in Denmark, as an EU citizen but I need to apply for residency, what are the consequences?

The way EU law is structured, EU citizens cannot really “overstay” and technicalities like that should not have an incidence on your right to reside in another EU country. Think of it as being late on ...
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Don't understand the Schengen area visa system, for staying Denmark? Not sure if I have overstayed?

You cannot really “overstay” in the way third-country citizens can. As a British citizen, the most that can happen if you stay longer than 3 months without doing anything in another EU country is the ...
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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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UK passport for a child born to a UK citizen mother

So the question is really whether the child is a British citizen, as only British nationals can get a British passport. From your description, you are a British citizen "by descent", because you were ...
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Requirements of an EU but non - German citizen to move and work with EU citizen to Germany?

Formally, there are no requirements but only formalities. What this means is that an EU citizen's spouse has a very strong right to join the EU citizen living in another EU country and to work there. ...
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How can a non-EU citizen become a Danish citizen?

I think the very first thing you should do is find a job and move to Denmark. Then when the formal announcement is made, the position of UK citizens living in the EU, and EU citizens living in the UK, ...
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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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If I have schengen tourist visa, can I marry a British citizen in Germany.?

German authorities don't care on which visa you are in Germany, as long as it's legal. They did not even ask. However, German authorities require a lot (and by a lot I mean a lot) of paperwork you ...
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Joining my partner in the UK

You will want to start at https://www.gov.uk/join-family-in-uk. That guide has several pages, some of which are linked below. Note the eligibility requirements. This is a partial list: Your ...
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How to register a daughter

Your daughter is probably already a British citizen. If this is the case, then she can Apply online for a UK passport. Otherwise, she can try to register as a UK citizen and then apply for a passport.
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Definition of "descent" when applying for British citizenship

British citizenship by descent only transfers to one generation if the child is born abroad, thus from your grandparents to your mother. Consequently, your mother could not transfer that right to you, ...
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Can I work outside the UK under Surrinder Singh ruling?

This answer assumes that you are planning to move to the UK, or at least your wife and step daughter are planning to do that, and you want to know if you can work elsewhere for six months after they'...
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Living in Japan for 25 years, how can I change the address on my old paper license?

Have you avoided driving in Japan for 25 years? :-) Technically you are not allowed to update your GB licence unless you are a resident of Great Britain. I think the licence exchange program is ...
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Can a UK citizen bring her children to the UK without their father?

As @PeterGreen says: If the mother was a British citizen born in the UK, then her children would be British citizens. You can be British citizen without having a British passport. So if the children ...
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27 year-old Canadian citizen looking to move to UK (can prove both grandfathers are UK citizens)

The UK Ancestry Visa page ( https://www.gov.uk/ancestry-visa ) says I need an offer That is not correct. It says that you need "evidence that you’re planning to work in the UK." It then ...
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Alternatives for US visa interview in London for disabled person?

The USCIS website that I posted as a comment is specifically for USCIS in the US. I was not able to find any information on the US Embassy in London's website about accommodations for disabilities. ...
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I am (US Permanent resident) Moving back to the UK for a year only and have Paper work questions

Your wife will need a visa to stay for longer than six months. It looks like you should start here for information: https://www.gov.uk/join-family-in-uk. The visa described on that page is rather ...
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Are 2 passports valid when one is British and the other applied for in Bulgaria

Yes, your daughter will be able to retain both her passport and her British citizenship. Dual citizenship (also known as dual nationality) is allowed in the UK. This means you can be a British ...
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