Nationality Policy Guidance MN1

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Dear Home Office,

This is to request the clarification of home office guidance regarding nationality applications.

The policy guidance regarding "Registration as a British Citizen: Children", as on, states on page 11, under section "Parent applying for indefinite leave to remain or confirmation of permanent residence", that valid applications for the child's registration can be made simultaneous to the ILR applications of parents.

However, there is no way of practically doing it, since the application form for MN1 registration under section 1(3) does not give an option of "applied for", when stating the settlement status of parents.

As such, my question is for the home office to clarify its guidance - will a caseworker have to reject an MN1 application, if parents' settlement status is stated as "No", however further details show the ILR applications in progress? If not, will the application be valid and await approval of ILR?

Yours faithfully,

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your email correspondence.
Please find below response from our policy team:

'If a customer is unable to meet the requirements of the application at the time they submit it, then the application would be refused. We would not keep the application on hold pending the outcome of a settlement application.'

I hope this assists you.

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Yours faithfully,
UK Visas and Immigration

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