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Postby Pommydoris » Sun 24 Aug 2014 06:02 GMT

I am living in NZ and moved here 16yrs ago. Since then I have had three children who are now 6,12 and 14. They have nz passports and I am still on my uk one. My question is how do I get them British passports as now I am no longer with their father I feel it would be better to return home as I have no family support here. Do they automatically get passports on application? I tried to research but so much information out there. Thanks
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Postby Dave » Sun 24 Aug 2014 10:17 GMT

Hi, Pommydoris, and welcome. I've moved your topic from the Repatriation board as citizenship issues are covered here.

The answer is 'probably yes'. But the best place to check is the UK government website - they have a 'decision tree' type set of questions that should give you the answer for each of your children (the rules vary depending on whether the child was born before 1 July 2006).

https://www.gov.uk/check-british-citizen
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