All visa applicants, irrespective of nationality, will have to apply in person to a Visa Application Centre (VAC) to have their finger scans and digital photographs taken which is known as Biometrics. Children under the age of 5 years old do not need to appear at their visa submission appointment.
There are six different forms of British nationality. Becoming a British citizen is one of them. British citizenship is the only way any British national can apply for and get a British passport and live legally in Britain without any special permission to do so. There are 4 different methods to qualify as a British citizenship;
Your children are not entitled to dual citizenship unless one or both of the parents are actually born in the UK.
According to the British Nationality Act 1981
Under s.1(1), a person born in the United Kingdom on or after 1 January 1983 is a British citizen at birth if, at the time of the birth: either parent is a British born citizen; or either parent is settled in the United Kingdom.
If you have a biological or adoptive grandparent who was born in the UK (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales), you have rights to the UK Ancestry visa.
This means that you are entitled to immigrate to the UK and live and work there without any restrictions. You are also entitled to bring your spouse and children along with you.
This visa is for people who are married or in a civil partnership with a UK citizen or permanent resident. UK citizens and permanent residents are able to sponsor their spouses or partners for a marriage visa. Dependent children can also be included on Marriage Visa applications.
People who are married to, or in a civil partnership with, an EU citizen are eligible to apply for an EEA Family Permit. The permit is issued for 5 years and allows unrestricted employment for it’s duration. Dependent children can be included in the applications. If you are outside of the UK, apply for entry through the British authorities in your home country.
People who are planning to marry a British citizen or permanent resident in the UK may apply for a fiance/fiancee visa.
Successful applicants receive a 6 month visa in which to come to the UK and get married. They are not allowed to work while on this visa. Once married, the recipients must apply for a marriage visa.
Permanent Residence in the UK is called Indefinite Leave to Remain. ILR is granted to people who have already shown a commitment to the UK on a temporary visa (such as those who have successfully obtained the EEA Family Permit). ILR requires you to not spend 2 years or more outside of the UK, as this can lead to it being revoked.
It means you do not need an immigration officer’s permission to enter the country, and can live and work in the UK without restriction.
You can use the following documents as evidence that you have the right of abode;
No, this visa type was abolished in October 2008.