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Entitlement to a British passport

Your question is really about British citizenship because someone can only get a British passport if they are already a British citizen or other British national. You didn't give enough details to ...
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EU citizen, permanent resident in UK, applying for British citizenship

There isn't really a conflict here although that may not be obvioius. Citizenship is not a visa and is handled by a different government department. Hence their considerations are decididly neutral. ...
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US Born, UK Citizen Mother, do I qualify for UK Passport?

Do I qualify for a UK passport\citizenship? See Apply for citizenship if you have a British parent/You were born before 1983. Since you did not mention your father, I presume he was not British. ...
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Surname change or citizenship application: what should I do first?

I'm a retired lawyer in the US, and I don't have a definitive answer...but I do have an evaluation. Were I in your position, I would address citizenship first. I would take no action on a name change ...
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Is my daughter a British citizen?

You are British, but do not know if you can transmit your nationality to your daughter because you may (or may not) be 'British by Descent', it's the type of British that cannot transmit their ...
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Apply for British citizenship under a British mother born before 1983

Yes, your situation sounds the same as mine, as long as your mother was a British citizen "otherwise than by descent". My mother was born and raised in Scotland by British parents My father is a US-...
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Apply for British citizenship under a British mother born before 1983

You are not currently a British citizen, because British citizenship by descent could only be passed from the father prior to 1983. However, you are currently eligible to register as a British ...
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UK immigration application: Evidence / Proof that I lived there (EU citizen, no passport stamps)

Even if you had entered using your passport, you would have no passport stamps, because EU countries do not stamp the passports of EU citizens. The problem of having no passport stamps is therefore ...
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When UKBA say exchange rate for savings of £62500 has to match the amount in £ on the date of the application...what does it mean?

Under the Immigration Rules, in order to qualify for any family settlement visa (spouse, fiance, family dependent etc.), you must meet the financial requirements – by earning above the Income ...
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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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EEA pre settled status marriage and retained rights

Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement only relationships established before the end of the transition period open special rights for members of the family of an EEA citizen. However, marriage is ...
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Have you engaged in any other activities which may indicate that you may not be considered a person of good character (see also page 16 of the guide)?

You answer the question truthfully. If you are caught lying, your naturalisation can be declared invalid. So if you have ever been charged but not gone to court, you tell them. Even when you were ...
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Are children eligible for British citizenship when one of the parents acquire settled status?

Your daughter can register as a British citizen when you acquire ILR: From https://www.gov.uk/apply-citizenship-born-uk/under-18 (emphasis added): If you're under 18 You can register to become a ...
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british citizenship is it automatic.Or do i have to apply

You don't lose British citizenship upon naturalization in a foreign country after 1948. Since you naturalized in Canada after 1948, you did not lose British citizenship, and still have it.
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Child settlement in uk

Your child can get British citizenship in the following ways: Register under section 3(2): To qualify for this, you need to have a parent (the child's grandparent) who was a British citizen otherwise ...
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Having an Australian pension paid to me now that I live in the UK

MLC will have been writing to you to tell you your options. You can have access to Australian Super from age 55. If deemed a 'trivial amount' (I do not know threshold for this) it can be paid as lump ...
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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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Qualifying period for British Citizenship application

Sort of. Look at Section 5 of the AN guidance for the various ways you can meet the residency qualification requirements. I think the 7 years route might be your best bet. Keep in mind though that ...
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Qualifying period for British Citizenship application

According to the UK government site, the five-year period is that immediately preceding your application: And you must usually have: lived in the UK for at least the 5 years before the date of your ...
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Resources to practice for Life in the UK test?

When my wife was practicing for her Life in the UK test a few years ago she found TheUKTest website useful in addition to the official book referenced in the question.
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British Citizen with Canadian mother, needing passport

Yes, assuming you were not born in Canada, you need to apply for and get a Certificate of Canadian Citizenship first before you can apply for a Canadian passport. Proving that your mother was born in ...
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UK immigration application: Evidence / Proof that I lived there (EU citizen, no passport stamps)

Shortly after the Brexit Referendum, the Open Society Justice Initiative circulated a practice note to various people in the UK legal community. Its contents are embargoed, but generally it advises ...
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I receive childcare vouchers from my employer in UK but my Tier 2 general visa says "no public funds". What are the implications?

Unless your employer is the government (or local government), I don't see how anything your employer gives you could be considered "public funds". But the fact that the vouchers are paid ...
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EEA and Non EEA want to get married and settle in UK

Whats the easiest and the cheapest way for me to get permit (work/family etc) to settle with my fiance in the UK? The easiest and least costly way to do this is definitely to get married before you ...
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Applying for a British Passport - Am I a British Citizen?

You will need to prove this yourself, but you might be able to get help. It would obviously be helpful if any of your parents have kept any papertrail from their residence in 1986 (rent agreements for ...
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Applying for a British Passport - Am I a British Citizen?

Since you and your parents are Italian citizens, is is very likly that you and they are registered in the Registry of Italians Resident Abroad (A.I.R.E.) system. This registry should contain all ...
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When can my wife and daughter apply for British citizenship

The spouse of a British citizen can apply for naturalization after residing in the UK for three years. It is not clear to me whether this applies to someone in the UK as a non-EEA national under the ...
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Getting British citizenship or passport?

The government website has a checklist you can use. For people born between 1983 and 2000 this is the relevant page. Based on it you’ll be a British citizen if when you were born at least one of your ...
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Checking Citizenship Application Progress

Unfortunately that is no longer available as of mid-December 2017. It seems it was more hassle for the UKVI than they judged it was worth to themselves and their paying applicants.
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