Applying British Nationality for baby born outside of UK to ILR parents because of COVID situation

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Dear HM Passport Office,
Myself and my wife and both on ILR status in the UK
My wife had gone to India while pregnant for a vacation and was not able to come back to UK as all flights were cancelled because of COVID situation
Our baby was born in India on 17th May 2020

Is she eligible to get a British Passport ?
If so, can we apply through the British High Commission in India

Yours faithfully,

FOI, HM Passport Office

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HM Passport Office

Dear Arun

Thank you for your enquiry.

Congratulations on the birth of your daughter.

ILR would only cover children born in the UK to be eligible for a British passport, as your daughter was born outside of the UK she is not eligible.

You will need to apply for an Indian passport for her initially, then you can look into registration for her when she is in the UK, so she can then have a British passport.

For information on becoming a British citizen please visit: or contact the Home Office on +44 (0)300 123 2253.

If you require any further information, please contact us via e-mail: [email address] or call us on +44 (0)300 222 0000, Text Relay Prefix 18001

Kind Regards,

P Knight
Customer Service Management Team
HM Passport Office Operations
Her Majesty's Passport Office

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