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British Nationality: British Overseas Territories

Question for Home Office

UIN HL1591, tabled on 12 February 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 10 February (HL802), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what discussions they have had with British Overseas Territories about the access to citizenship by children of fathers from such territories who were not married to the children's mothers; and what plans they have to address this issue in any forthcoming immigration bill.

Answered on

26 February 2020

We are aware the provisions regarding the children of unmarried British Overseas Territories citizen fathers do not match those for British citizens.

We have set out the matter for all Overseas Territories and sought their views. We have also explained what might be required in pratical terms, by reference to the registration arrangements which already exist for British citizen fathers.

We will provide details of any propsed resolution in due course.

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Home Office