Melissa’s Daughter’s British Citizenship

Melissa and her child are Filipino nationals who came to the UK to join Melissa’s husband.

Complications with their initial application and insufficient information being provided resulted in her child’s application being refused.

The lawyers at IAS advised Melissa on the best actions to take and professionally completed the required documents for her application.

Thanks to the advice and assistance from IAS, Melissa received a Certificate of Registration as a British citizen for her daughter.

1: The situation

Melissa and her child are Filipino nationals who came to the UK to join Melissa’s husband. Her child did not have right of British Citizenship by birth, so she needed advice on her options.

Due to complications with their initial application, her child’s application was refused. This was a result of the application containing insufficient information and supporting evidence. Melissa was worried that she would not be able to unite her family in the UK. She approached IAS to make sure her next application was a success.

2: How IAS helped

While here on a spouse visa with her child as a dependant, Melissa visited one of our drop-in sessions in Bristol for advice.

IAS made sure to take detailed instructions about the case as soon as Melissa came to us.

It was then analysed and evaluated for the available options and Melissa was given a plan of action to achieve the outcome that she was looking for.

Our team provided Melissa with a Letter of Recommendation to accompany her application, ensuring the Home Office understood the situation as well as possible.

One of our lawyers then helped Melissa complete the correct documentation thoroughly and provide the correct evidence.

3: The outcome

Because Melissa’s application now contained a complete description of the situation, the child was granted a Certificate of Registration as a British citizen.

Within four months of her first visit to us, IAS was able to advise Melissa and give her the outcome she needed.

The child is now free to live in the UK as a dual citizen with both of her parents and Melissa has been able to bring her family together.

Melissa will also be using IAS to apply for her child’s British Passport in the future.

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