MN1 application – Registering your child as British - Full representation service

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This application can be made by children less than 18 years of age to be registered as a British National. You should note that once your child becomes 18 years of age they will need to apply for Naturalisation instead of being registered as British (via the MN1 application). For more information about the naturalisation process, please read through our British Citizenship visa page.

For a child to be registered as a British national, they will be eligible under the following circumstances:
  • the child has have another form of British nationality
  • the child was born before 1st January 1983 to a British mother
  • the child was born to a British father even if he was not married to the child’s mother
  • the child was born in the UK on or after 1 January 1983 and one of the parents was either British or holding an Indefinite Leave to Remain/Permanent Residence visa at the time
  • the child is under 18 and does not fit into the other categories
  • the child has a connection with Gibraltar or Hong Kong
  • the child is stateless
You should note that as well as belonging to one of these groups there are other eligibility rules for each category:

We can assist you making in an application using form MN1 if you are applying for your child to become British under one of the following sections:

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 British armed forces.

Section 3 (1) – a child whose parents are applying for British citizenship at the same time.

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 4D – birth abroad to parents serving in the armed forces.

As you can see, the rules and way in which you apply for your child can be very confusing so why not call us today and let us worry about your child’s MN1 approval for you? Feel free to call us now on 0203 178 2048 to speak to one of our UK visa experts so we can explain exactly what we can do for you.

For a child to be registered as a British national, they will be eligible under the following circumstances:
  • the child has have another form of British nationality
  • the child was born before 1st January 1983 to a British mother
  • the child was born to a British father even if he was not married to the child’s mother
  • the child was born in the UK on or after 1 January 1983 and one of the parents was either British or holding an Indefinite Leave to Remain/Permanent Residence visa at the time
  • the child is under 18 and does not fit into the other categories
  • the child has a connection with Gibraltar or Hong Kong
  • the child is stateless
You should note that as well as belonging to one of these groups there are other eligibility rules for each category:

We can assist you making in an application using form MN1 if you are applying for your child to become British under one of the following sections:

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 British armed forces.

Section 3 (1) – a child whose parents are applying for British citizenship at the same time.

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 4D – birth abroad to parents serving in the armed forces.

As you can see, the rules and way in which you apply for your child can be very confusing so why not call us today and let us worry about your child’s MN1 approval for you? Feel free to call us now on 0203 178 2048 to speak to one of our UK visa experts so we can explain exactly what we can do for you.

We are the only immigration consultancy that is confident enough to guarantee your government fee of £936 under our unique no-win, no-fee guarantee

As we have only secured MN1 approvals since we started First Migration in 2007, we believe in demonstrating to you just how confident we are. Our stated fee including VAT is only £250. Should you pay our fee and place your faith in us, we will guarantee your government fee payment to the Home Office of £936 as long as you do not need discretion (in line with our Terms and Conditions). We really are the best insurance policy you could have so what are you waiting for? Why not submit a Call Me Back request (at the top of this webpage) or call us on 0203 178 2048 so we can discuss your case.

Registration fees

The government fee (or you could call it application fee) is currently £936 per child and you should note that if the child turns 18 years old during the process, you will be charged an additional £80 fee for the British citizenship ceremony that they would need to attend to be issued with their naturalisation certificate. For more information about the ceremony process, please read our British Citizenship visa page. Please note that children under 18 years of age are not required to attend a ceremony and their registration as British certificates will be sent to us by post.

As we are the only immigration consultancy in the world that is confident enough to guarantee the government fee of £936 under our unique no-win, no-fee, we truly are the best insurance policy you could have. Why take the chance of having to pay the fee twice or waste months of time in having to make a second application when we can guarantee the approval first time? We are waiting for your call so pick up the phone and dial 0203 178 2048 to speak to one of our UK visa experts.

Our Professional Fee is only £250 inc. VAT and we also offer a further discount for returning clients that have used us to secure their Indefinite Leave to Remain application.

How to apply

We can only apply by making an application by post unfortunately and the current processing time is around 3-4 months but it can take anything up to 6 months (so be warned). Please note that since April 2015, the Home Office has introduced a new Biometric requirement for all MN1 applications.

Biometric enrolment

One of the reasons why the processing time is so slow at present is that the UKVI have introduced a biometric enrolment element to the process. As a part of the application process you will be required to enrol your child’s biometrics details for the purpose of identity verification. This is done once we submit the application to the Home Office and they send us a letter instructing you to take your child to have their Biometrics recorded at the nearest Post Office that provides this facility.

Please note that your child’s application will be rejected if you do not enrol their biometrics when requested. There will be additional coast of around £19.20 that you will need to pay to the Post Office in order to complete the Biometric process.

Registration fees

The government fee (or you could call it application fee) is currently £936 per child and you should note that if the child turns 18 years old during the process, you will be charged an additional £80 fee for the British citizenship ceremony that they would need to attend to be issued with their naturalisation certificate. For more information about the ceremony process, please read our British Citizenship visa page. Please note that children under 18 years of age are not required to attend a ceremony and their registration as British certificates will be sent to us by post.

As we are the only immigration consultancy in the world that is confident enough to guarantee the government fee of £936 under our unique no-win, no-fee, we truly are the best insurance policy you could have. Why take the chance of having to pay the fee twice or waste months of time in having to make a second application when we can guarantee the approval first time? We are waiting for your call so pick up the phone and dial 0203 178 2048 to speak to one of our UK visa experts.

Our Professional Fee is only £250 inc. VAT and we also offer a further discount for returning clients that have used us to secure their Indefinite Leave to Remain application.

How to apply

We can only apply by making an application by post unfortunately and the current processing time is around 3-4 months but it can take anything up to 6 months (so be warned). Please note that since April 2015, the Home Office has introduced a new Biometric requirement for all MN1 applications.

Biometric enrolment

One of the reasons why the processing time is so slow at present is that the UKVI have introduced a biometric enrolment element to the process. As a part of the application process you will be required to enrol your child’s biometrics details for the purpose of identity verification. This is done once we submit the application to the Home Office and they send us a letter instructing you to take your child to have their Biometrics recorded at the nearest Post Office that provides this facility.

Please note that your child’s application will be rejected if you do not enrol their biometrics when requested. There will be additional coast of around £19.20 that you will need to pay to the Post Office in order to complete the Biometric process.

So why not let us make this process as simple, easy and as stress-free as possible while we also guarantee your £936 government fees (as long as your child does not need discretion) so you have nothing to worry about

Applications for registering a child as British can be deceivingly complex so why don’t you give us a call and see if we can assist you with making a successful application. We know that once you have spoken to us, you will most probably place your faith in us like the thousand’s of clients before you. We look forward to hearing from you.