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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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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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Work remotely while waiting for visa?

In a cross-border employment relationship, beyond visa/work permit issues, there are also issues with social security/national insurance and with taxation. If you live and work in the UK, to be ...
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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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I 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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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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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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What is the best route for a dual EU/UK national to work remotely in Spain?

All options will require me to apply for residency and work permits, as far as I understand. Spain can (and as far as I'm aware does) require EU citizens to register, but their right to work in Spain ...
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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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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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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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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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English international driving license

According to uk.gov, you can get an international driving permit (IDP) from the post office, the RAC, or the AA. The RAC and the AA apparently process applications through the mail, and the AA at ...
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Am I British otherwise than by descent?

From personal experience: If your father was British otherwise than by descent, you are British by descent (because born abroad) If your father was British by descent, you could not be British just ...
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Renewal of expat driving licence now living in Greece and over 70, what to do?

If you are living in Greece, then EU law expects you to renew your license in the country of your residence. So that's what you should do.
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What's my tax status?

This is a pretty new requirement. The EU only adopted this January 1, 2016. A reasonable answer would be that you hadn't heard of the requirement until now, which is probably the case for 99% percent ...
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British Citizen wanted to marry EU Citizen Partner

At the moment, there is no way to know for sure what rules will apply when the UK leaves the European Union. In fact, according to media reports from the last couple of days, what will happen to ...
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Am I a British citizen by descent?

Since you were born before 1983 the government's citizenship checker is not that useful. The first question to answer is whether Australia was a British Overseas Territory in 1952 or not. ...
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Foreign wife of British citizen in Spain

Since you've lived in Spain for over five years, your wife has acquired a right of permanent residence independent of her marriage to you. She will retain this if your marriage ends, whether by your ...
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Ex-pats in the Philippines and the 'Real Property Tax'

It's a tax levied on each property by the local government (municipio). As a condominium owner, you have to pay RPT on your unit, plus a share of the RPT for the building. The latter is usually ...
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Living in Japan for 25 years, how can I change the address on my old paper license?

Well, it just goes to show that you shouldn't always rely on the 'calculated wisdom' of expats: Went down to the driving center and presented the necessary documents (including my old paper license, ...
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