Form MN1 "Application for Registration of a Child Under 18 as a British Citizen" - United Kingdom

What Is Form MN1?

Form MN1, Application for Registration of a Child Under 18 as a British Citizen, is used by individuals that reside in the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, or any other British territory overseas and are seeking to have a biological or adopted child formally recognized as a British citizen.

Alternate Names:

  • MN1 Application Form;
  • British Citizenship Application Form MN1.

This form is issued by United Kingdom Visas and Immigration and was last updated on February 1, 2020. A printable MN1 Form is available for download through the link below.

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Form MN1 Instructions

Provide the following information to fill out the MN1 Application Form:

  1. The child's personal information (their full name, current nationality, National Insurance Number (if applicable), date and place of birth, current marital status, phone number, and email address). Include their most recent address (if you move after submitting this application be sure to notify immigration offices to keep them up to date of any changes while the review process is ongoing).
  2. Those filing the application with assistance from an immigration professional will need to include their name and contact details.
  3. If your child will be turning eighteen prior to when the application will be approved, they will also be asked to complete a citizenship ceremony with their local authority once the application has been authorized.
  4. You will next complete the general information portion about both parents. In the section reserved for parents' information, you will be asked additional questions regarding your nationality, any current service in the military, details of your relationship, and information about your relationship at the time of the child's birth.
  5. Provide the history of where the child has lived within the last five years (unless they have not lived within the British territories for a full five years to date) and if the child currently qualifies as a resident of the United Kingdom or British territory. If the child has not resided in one of these approved countries continuously, include the country where your child has lived, reasons for said absences (for example if it is due to employment demands of the parents), and dates when absent from the United Kingdom, and the total number of absent days.
  6. Should your child have the option to apply for British citizenship by way of descent, you will need to confirm under which parent will apply and all addresses where this parent has resided for the last three years (both domestic and abroad).
  7. If one of the parents qualifies as an EEA national and can confirm they qualify as a permanent resident through the EC Treaty, the parent will then need to supply all proof that will confirm their claims of residency (such as through study at a school or university, employment, retirement, etc) for the previous five years.
  8. The next section of the British Citizenship Application form MN1 involves disclosing your child's behavioral, academic, and emotional histories to assess if an applicant's character is deemed to be in good standing. This will include information about the child's school or employer, questions assessing any past instances of criminal behavior or warnings given by an officer, or played a role in acts deemed to be crimes against humanity.
  9. Include all contact information and details for two references for the child who have agreed to attest to the child's good moral character. Include the child's information for the biometric residence permit if your child has not already had one completed. If your child is younger than sixteen they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the time they go to complete the permit process.

Where to Send Form MN1?

To send in your application by mail, be sure to forward Form MN1 fees and paperwork to the Lieutenant Governor or the Governor for those residing in areas that qualify as part of the United Kingdom or the recognized territories overseas. For areas not within British territory, send in your application to Department 1, United Kingdom Visas and Immigration, Capital Building, New Hall Place, Liverpool, L3 9PP.

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Form MN1
Application for registration of a child under 18 as a
British citizen
To be used by people in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and British overseas
territories, and by people who live elsewhere and want to apply by post.
The Home Office will use the personal information you provide to consider your application. We
may also share your information with other public and private sector organisations in the UK
and overseas. For more detail please see the Privacy Notice for the Border, Immigration and
Citizenship system at
www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-information-use-in-borders-
immigration-and-citizenship. This also sets out your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018
and explains how you can access your personal information and complain if you have concerns
about how we are using it.
February 2020
Form MN1
Application for registration of a child under 18 as a
British citizen
To be used by people in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and British overseas
territories, and by people who live elsewhere and want to apply by post.
The Home Office will use the personal information you provide to consider your application. We
may also share your information with other public and private sector organisations in the UK
and overseas. For more detail please see the Privacy Notice for the Border, Immigration and
Citizenship system at
www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-information-use-in-borders-
immigration-and-citizenship. This also sets out your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018
and explains how you can access your personal information and complain if you have concerns
about how we are using it.
February 2020
Application for registration of a child under 18
as a British citizen
Before completing this form, you should read the accompanying
MN1 guide
(www.
gov.uk/government/publications/form-mn1-guidance). Fill in those parts of the form
that apply to this child’s application and cross out all other parts. If there is not enough
space, use the ‘Further information not covered in other sections’ page.
If you want help to complete this application form, you may wish to contact a competent
adviser, for example, a solicitor or agent registered with the Office of the Immigration
Services Commissioner (refer to ‘OISC and Immigration Advice’ section of the
MN1
guide
(www.gov.uk/government/publications/form-mn1-guidance) which accompanies
this form for details).
We recommend that you keep a copy of this application.
Ensure that you read the MN1 guide, which accompanies this form. You should
ensure that you understand the criteria for registering children before submitting the
application. Full fees cannot be returned for applications that fail.
Write in BLOCK CAPITALS using black ink. Enter all dates as dd-mm-yyyy, for
example, 30/02/2010.
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Form MN1 Application form (version 02/2020)
Section 1 - Personal Information
1.1 Indicate the section of the British Nationality Act 1981 under
which you would like the application considered. See
MN1guide
(www.gov.uk/government/publications/form-mn1-guidance) for
further details:
1.2 State any reference numbers used in your
immigration applications:
1.3 State if and when the child was given indefinite leave to
enter/remain in the UK. If the child’s parent is an EEA national, a
Swiss national or a family member of an EEA or Swiss national
you should ensure that they qualify for permanent residence.
Child has indefinite leave to enter/remain in the UK. Date granted:
D D M M Y Y Y Y
1.4 Title - please select:
Mr
Mrs
Miss
Ms
Other (state)
1.5 Surname/family name (the name you give here will be the name shown on the child’s
certificate so ensure it is spelt correctly and you have written it in the correct order):
1.6 Other names (If different from the name shown on the child’s passport/birth certificate,
explain why on final page of the form):
1.7 If the child is or has ever been known by any name or names apart from those mentioned
above, give details here:
1.8 The date and reason for the change of name (for example, marriage, adoption, change of
name by deed poll):
1.9 Present nationality:
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1.10 National Insurance
number (if any):
1.11 Date of birth:
D D M M Y Y Y Y
1.12 Village or town or city of birth:
1.13 Country of birth:
1.14 Sex:
(tick appropriate box)
Male
Female
1.15 What is child’s current marital status? Tick one box only.
Married
Civil partnership dissolved
In a civil partnership
Legally separated
Divorced
Widowed
Single/never married
1.16 Present address (you must give us any change of address in writing while we are
considering this application):
Postcode:
Daytime/Mobile telephone number:
Evening telephone number:
Email address:
For validation purposes, write your e-mail address again in the box below:
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If someone is representing you, that is an agent or solicitor, tell us their:
1.17 Name:
1.18 Address:
Postcode:
1.19 Telephone number:
1.20 For children aged over 17 years and 6 months: if the child reaches the age of 18 before the
application is approved, they will need to take part in a citizenship ceremony when they are registered.
The venue will normally be within a local authority area near where they live. If you want them to attend
a ceremony in another area you should give us details of the local authority location below.
Name:
Address:
Postcode:
Details of the child’s parents (if one or both are not the birth parents, provide
details of the biological parents on the final page of the form).
Father’s details
1.21 Child’s father’s name:
1.22 Child’s father’s date of birth:
D D M M Y Y Y Y
1.23 Child’s father’s town and country of birth:
1.24 Child’s father’s address if different from child’s address:
Postcode:
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