Earlier this week we received some delightful news that our client’s (“the Applicant”) application for British Registration was successful. The Applicant was submitting her application to the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department of the Home Office on the basis that she was born before 1983 to a British Mother. Upon instruction, our specialist immigration team successfully prepared the application. A decision on the application was made within 8 weeks from the date of submission of her application.
British Registration Application: Background
The Applicant was an Italian national resident in one of the EU member state countries. The Applicant had regularly visited the UK and now wished to settle in the UK with her family. The Applicant was born to a British mother and therefore wanted to explore the possibility of applying for British Registration. The Applicant’s father was an EU national. It is important to note that if at the time of the Applicant’s birth both her parents were British Citizens then she would have automatically acquired British Citizenship.
How we can assist with submitting a successful British Registration Application
Our Solicitors have ample experience working on complex British Registration applications. It is worth noting that these types of applications are made under the British Nationality Act 1981 (“BNA 1981”) and often require specialist legal advice and research. In this particular case, our Solicitors prepared a bespoke documents list outlining all the mandatory documents required for a successful British Registration application. Our solicitors successfully guided the Applicant through the application process and prepared legal representations, which directly tackled all the issues, involved in the Applicant’s application and highlighted how the Applicant met the requirements and conditions listed in the BNA 1981.
In addition to the legal representations, our team of solicitors also provided multiple substantial reviews of her documents to ensure that she submits the correct documentation in the correct format meeting the Home Office’s requirements. In this particular case, it was necessary to involve a Home Office approved translation provider as the Applicant had some documents in the Italian language.
Eligibility for a British Registration Application on the basis of being born before 1983 to a British Mother
Following a consultation meeting with one of our Solicitors, the Applicant instructed us to prepare her British Registration application. The relevant law for the Applicant’s application was Section 4 of the BNA 1981. In order to submit a successful British Registration application on the basis of being before 1983 to a British mother the following requirements must be met:
You can register as a British citizen if you:
- Were born before 1983;
- Would have automatically become a British Citizen by descent if women had been able to pass citizenship on to their children in the same way as men at the time of birth;
- Would have had the Right to Abode in the UK if British Citizenship was acquired on 1 January 1983;
- Would need to demonstrate that the Good Character requirement can be met. This is a key requirement the Home Office give consideration to when deciding whether to grant a British Registration application. When considering the Good Character requirement the Home Office will always consider whether granting British Registration would be conducive to the public good.
Those wishing to apply for British Registration should consult with a member of our expert immigration team so we can consider the eligibility criteria and explore whether the requirements can be met.
Using Legal Representation to Submit a British Registration Application
Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration status. It is possible to instruct an immigration and visa legal representative to submit a British Registration application.
Caseworkers at the Home Office are trained to reject applications which are improperly prepared, for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your UK British Registration application succeeds, all necessary documents must be provided.
This can be a significant administrative task and you will need to submit the correct documentary evidence. The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your British Registration application meets the requirements under the BNA 1981.
Successful British Registration Application
Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your immigration status and the merit of your British Registration application before your matter even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation and submission of your UK Visas and Immigration application and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.
We are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients. LEXVISA is just minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.
Preparation is the key to a successful application. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation.
Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.