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Children who are under the of 18 years (minors) can apply to the Home Office for registation as British citizens (MN1 Application) under the following sections of the British Nationality Act 1981. Once a child reaches age 18 they will have to apply to naturalise using form AN.
- Section 1 (3) birth in the UK to parents who are now settled in the UK or have become British citizens
- Section 1 (3A) birth in the UK to parents who have joined the armed forces
- Section 3 (1) child whose parents are applying for British citizenship
- Section 3 (2) birth abroad to parents who are British by descent and have lived in the UK or a British overseas territory
- Section 3 (5) birth abroad to parents who are British by descent but are now living in the UK or a British overseas territory
- Section 3 (1) children adopted abroad by British citizen parents
- Section 3 (1) children whose parents had renounced and subsequently resumed British citizenship
- Section 3 (1) any other case not listed below where it is considered to be in the child’s best interests to be granted British citizenship
- Section 4D birth abroad to parents serving in the armed forces.
The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with application for registration of a child as a British Citizen (MN1 Application). The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your application for registration of your child as a British Citizen and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.
If instructed to represent you regarding your child's MN1 application, we will do the following immigration casework for you:
- Our immigration solicitors will take Detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKBA in your immigration case
- Our immigration solicitors will discuss your case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration case
- Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your child's application for registration as a British Citizen
- Our immigration solicitors will consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application and discuss the same with you
- Our immigration solicitors will complete the relevant immigration form and discuss the same with you
- Our immigration solicitors will prepare a covering letter to introduce and support your child's application for registration as a British Citizen
- Our immigration solicitors will liaise with the Home Office for an expeditious decision on the application
- Our immigration solicitors will protect your interests while your application is pending with the Home Office and keep you informed of the progress on your immigration matter
- Our immigration solicitors will do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your child's application for registration as a British Citizen
- Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the implications of the Home Office decision
We will charge you a fee from £500.00 + VAT for our professional immigration services. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter. If you are instructing us for more than one MN1/AN application, our fee will be £300 + VAT for each application.
If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instrucing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly installments.
The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.