Relocating to your home country
If I am a British citizen relocating overseas, will my unborn child also be British?
If you are a British citizen and are planning to return to your country of origin, it is important to understand the implications for your unborn children. In particular, children born to you overseas may be able to also claim British citizenship under certain circumstances.
There are numerous ways that persons can become British citizens and this legislation is controlled mainly by the British Nationality Act 1981. Whether you can pass your British citizenship to a further generation will depend on which section of the law conferred British citizenship to you.
If you are British other than by descent (including by birth or naturalisation in theUK), it is probable that your children would become British. Indeed, steps can be taken now and before you leave theUKby those who are also British by descent already (and thereby unable to transmit the nationality to the next generation in the usual way), to ensure that future children also benefit.
Sable offers an assessment of your nationality status and the rights of your children. Through our partnership with Philip Gamble & Partners, we can advise you further and assist with any applications for British nationality.
For more information phone Sable on 0845 3048708 or 020 7759 5350.