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Born in the UK

Postby Amazonchiq » Sat 15 Sep 2012 08:18 GMT

My Parents left the UK when I was 3. I was born there, but currently Hold Australian Citizenship. What would it take to move back to the UK and would I have to re-apply for citizenship?
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Postby Dave » Sat 15 Sep 2012 10:21 GMT

Acquisition of another citizenship doesn't normally mean loss of British citizenship, although it may do in some circumstances.

If you were born before 1 January 1983, then you're a British Citizen. If you were born afterwards, then you're still a British Citizen if at the time of your birth at least one of your parents was a British Citizen or legally settled in the UK. That is, unless you've made a written declaration to the Home Secretary renouncing your British citizenship.

British Citizens automatically have the right of abode in the UK.
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