Is a child born in the UK automatically a British Citizen?

A child who is born to parents that aren’t British Citizens and don’t have Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) do not automatically become British Citizens at birth. The child will need to apply for British Citizenship once at least one of the parents gains settled status.

However, the rules can often be complex. For example, if a child is born in the UK to non-British parents, they will be eligible for British Citizenship after they have spent 10 years in the UK, providing they haven’t been outside of the country for 90 days in any one year.

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