Registration of children as British citizens

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This web page is an introduction and does not cover all the issues. For more detailed information and legal guidance, download the full fact sheet at the side and bottom of this page.

This page provides information on which children are automatically British citizens and which children can apply to register for British citizenship. This fact sheet only relates to the citizenship of children born in the UK. For children born outside the UK to a British parent, see the government’s information pages here.

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