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Born abroad to a British mother, can I get British citizenship?

Based on the information you provided the Government's citizenship checking site is actually quite helpful (it's sometimes not so helpful if you were born before 1983, but in your case it's actually ...
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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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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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How long does it take to get dual citizenship in the UK?

It's the same as getting normal citizenship. From the UK Government site on citizenship: You can apply for British citizenship by naturalisation if: you’re 18 or over you’re of good ...
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Any exemption on the grounds of age for obtaining British Nationality?

I am not a lawyer, but apparently if you are over 65 you do not have to pass the language test and the Life in the UK test, see the links below: https://www.gov.uk/english-language https://www.gov....
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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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Marrying a British citizen, visiting England and moving to Canary Islands

As Greg Hewgill notes, you do not need a visa to enter the UK because you are a US citizen. For people who do normally require a visa, the Spanish residence permit will exempt them from that ...
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Is my daughter British and can she get a British Passport

While there could be edge cases, you daughter is a UK citizen by descent. You can check here: https://www.gov.uk/check-british-citizen. The edge cases would include your daughter not being your ...
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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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Do children of UK citizen working for past 23 yrs in US with green card qualify for British citizenship?

If at the time of the child's birth, the father was a "British citizen" (there are other kinds of British nationals; but if he is from the UK then he is almost certainly a British citizen) "otherwise ...
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Do children of UK citizen working for past 23 yrs in US with green card qualify for British citizenship?

Based solely upon the information you have given, the children may have a claim to being "British by Descent". They would acquire all the trappings of full British citizenship but do not have the ...
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What visa type should I select when applying for a ancestry visa? (For the UK)

It's under Work -> Non Points Based Working Visas -> UK Ancestry
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Zimbabwean with both parents from the UK - Citizenship

If you are born abroad in 1983 then you are a British citizen (by descent) if your mother was a British citizen by birth. your father was a British citizen by birth, and he was married to your mother ...
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Do I have British citizenship by descent?

This is one of the cases where the government's citizenship checker is not really helpful, but let's try to answer the questions newertheless: When were you born? Before 1 January 1983 As you ...
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Is it necessary to have an Indefinite Leave to Remain in order to apply for a UK citizenship?

Based on the government's site: And you must usually have: (...) been granted indefinite leave to stay in the UK (or permanent residence if you’re an EEA national) - this means there’s ...
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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

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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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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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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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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As an EEA national in the UK for 5+ years, how do you get a "permanent residence card" or "document that shows you have permanent residence"?

You should be able to ignore the eligibility section and simply submit the application form -- you are automatically eligible as a EEA citizen.. If you have been working or otherwise certified during ...
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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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Marrying a British citizen, visiting England and moving to Canary Islands

As an American citizen, you do not need a visa to visit the UK for up to six months. This is independent of where you actually live or who you are married to. Acquiring British citizenship is not ...
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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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