Can I register as a British citizen if I was born in the United Kingdom on or after 1 January 1983 and lived there up to the age of 10?
This page provides details of how a person born in the United Kingdom can register as a British citizen if they lived there up to the age of 10, using application form T.
You should read the information in this section before you make an application for registration. You will need to pay a fee when you make your application. If you make an application for registration and it is unsuccessful because you are not eligible, we may not refund your full fee.
If one of your parents was a British citizen or settled in the United Kingdom at the time of your birth, you will automatically be a British citizen and do not need to apply for registration. You should read the page on British citizens for more information.
The requirements you need to meet
To register as a British citizen you must:
- have been born in the United Kingdom; and
- have been born on or after 1 January 1983; and
- be 10 years of age or over; and
- have spent no more than 90 days outside the United Kingdom in each of the first 10 years of your life.
It may be possible for us to make an exception to the requirement to have spent fewer than 90 days outside the United Kingdom. If you have exceeded this number of days but believe there are special circumstances, you should explain these on your application form.