How do I register a child aged under 18 as a British citizen?
This section provides details of how a child under 18 can register as a British citizen.
Registrations should be made using application form MN1, except for children:
- who are, and always have been, stateless;
- born in the United Kingdom who have lived there for at least the first 10 years of their life;
- born on or after 4 February 1997 in Hong Kong; or
- from Gibraltar.
Before you send us your form, you should ensure that you have read the eligibility section.
Before you make your application for citizenship you should read guide MN1 - registration of a child as a British citizen. This guide provides full details of the requirements you need to meet and how to complete the application form. You will need to confirm on the application form that you have read and understood the guide.
This page provides details of how to complete the application form MN1.
This page provides details of the documents you need to provide to us to support your application. The page includes a document checklist you can download to make sure you send us all the documents we need.