Adults and minors  are  entitled  to  registration  as  British  citizens  under  s.4D  of the British Nationality Act 1981 if: 

  • they were  born  outside  the  United  Kingdom  and  the  qualifying  territories on or after 13th  January 2010; and
  • at the time of the birth, their father or mother was:
    • a member of the armed forces; and
    • serving   outside   the   United   Kingdom   and   the   qualifying territories; and
  • The Home Office has the consent of the father and mother, if the person is a minor on the date of application; and
  • If the  person  is  aged  10  or  over  on  the  date  of application,  the  Secretary  of  State  is  satisfied  that  they  are  of  good  character.   

Registration under s.4D gives British citizenship otherwise  than by descent. An application under Section 4D is made using application form MN1.

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For Your Child's Application For Registration As British Citizen Under Section 4D?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications of minors for registration as British Citizen under section 4D of the BNA 1981. The quality of our service is self-evident from our clients' reviews 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 child's application for registration as a British Citizen under section 4D and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your child's application for registration as a British Citizen under section 4D, the casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKVI in your child's application for registration as a British Citizen;
  • Discussing your child's Form MN1 application for registration as a British Citizen in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your child's British Citizenship application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your child's application for registration as a British Citizen;
  • Considering the contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your child's British Citizenship application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing Form MN1 to apply for registration of your child as a British Citizen and discussing the same with you;
  • Advising you about two referees who have to complete and sign your child's application form as referees to meet the good character requirement;
  • Certifying all yours and your child's original documents as true copy of the original including yours and your child's passport(s) so that you can continue to travel while the application for British Citizenship is pending with the Home Office;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support your child's application for registration as a British Citizen;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your child's British Citizenship application and responding to any further information and/or documents required by the Home Office in support of your child's application;
  • Protecting your child's interests while his/her British Citizenship application is pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed about the progress of your child's application for registration as a British Citizen;
  • Doing all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Home Office, UKVI until decision is reached on your child's application by the Home Office, UKVI.

Our Fee For Your Child's Application For Registration As A British Citizen Under Section 4D

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000 (VAT not applicable if child is resident outside the UK) for our professional immigration services in relation to your child's application for registration as a British Citizen under section 4D. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of your child's application and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your child's matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on your child's application for registration as a British Citizen. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.

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